Communications for @ONTO2050. Writing about big ideas for Chicago's future - Formerly @dailyherald reporter

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I’m here to tell the story. I’m interested in stories of people who have overcome struggles in their lives, stories of government misuse of money or power, stories of success, failure, love, war and everything else that makes up our news and lives everyday.

Before I can tell those stories, here’s...

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@m_silvermeyer — 2,863 followers, 9,311 tweets

Nov 15, 2017

@alholstrom Sorry to hear it, but so much more time for reading! BTW, I'm almost done with Commonwealth already, it's so good.

Nov 13, 2017

@alholstrom Had to play book jenga to get these in one pic. Basically a lot of nonfiction. I promise I didn't get these all today, just keep going after work and the pile grows. I finished 5 Days at Memorial, really good!

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing at my college paper where I later was editor-in-chief. I learned to do every job in the newsroom and fell in love with the industry.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No, but it's on my wish list!

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes news faster, more interactive and more of a conversation - but it is still up the journalists to get the story right.