Have you ever used a typewriter?
Hell yeah! My elementary school demanded typewritten reports but I didn't get my 1st computer till high school.
Who's your favorite fictional journalist?
Not quite a journalist, but Bartleby the Scrivener rates pretty high.
What tools and software do you use to do your job?
brain, thesaurus, public library, telephone, laptop computer, excel, google refine, and increasingly R and Python, datarefine,