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Josh Butler

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Covers:  Crime, emergency services, some arts and entertainment
Doesn't Cover: Everything else

Associate Editor @HuffPostAU, mostly politics •• My DMs are open, send me news/tips/memes •• josh.butler@huffpost.com.au ••

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Biography

Josh Butler. 24 years old, from Australia.

I currently work as a reporter for the Illawarra Mercury newspaper in Wollongong, covering the Emergency Services round.

I am interested in the opportunities the new digital landscape offers to journalism, and am keen to explore how social media, live-b...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at a fashion magazine. I had no idea what I was doing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Nope.

How is social media changing news?

It's moving the goalposts; "who can be the first to post something?" rather than "who can be the first to get it right?"

Awards

NSW Regional Media Awards

2014 - Young Journalist of the Year
Finalist in NSW Young Journalist of the Year