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Amie Steffen

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Waterloo, IA
Multimedia Reporter, WCF Courier

this is my fake account obvs

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Biography

BA in political communication (journalism minor) from the University of Northern Iowa '06. Started full-time at The (Fergus Falls, Minn.) Daily Journal in April of 2006. Left there in January of 2007 when I took my previous job at the Waterloo/Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier, which I held until Oct. 2...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job out of college was at a tiny daily in northern Minnesota lake country, doing everything from writing to editing to layout.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm in my 20s. Does that answer the question?

How is social media changing news?

Everyone is a gatekeeper. We decide exactly what we want to read and what we want to filter out. If we're not careful, it can be polarizing.

Awards

APME Iowa

2009 - Investigative Journalism
Won third place in the category of investigative journalism for an article on the lack of emergency shelters at northeastern Iowa mobile home parks in the wake of a devastating tornado in northeastern Iowa.