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Josh Butler

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Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia — HuffPost
Covers:  Crime, emergency services, some arts and entertainment
Doesn't Cover: Everything else

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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...

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@JoshButler — 13,227 followers, 28,573 tweets

@cfulham1 @Shippa63 @troycassardaley @corybernardi @bernardfanning @powderfinger_au @darrenhayes @hilltophoods You realise Labor are also against changing Australia Day? Both major parties favour keeping it as is. So i'm not sure one division of the ABC changing one part of their Aus Day content is breaching their independence, as it literally goes AGAINST both major party policies
RT @shannonrwatts: Franklin Graham just said on MSNBC that we need The Wall to keep out “dangerous people with dangerous guns.” After… https://t.co/tjnI1xtiwZ
RT @SortaBad: Everyone: let’s get the Nazis and hate speech off of twitter Twitter: https://t.co/uPmGuPhPcE
RT @thegrugq: Finally, a way to speculate on banana futures! (Friend sent me this from a crypto currency conference.) https://t.co/vlCYKtuhO6
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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