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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RT @jaketapper: The bravest, most inspiring, and most impressive people I've seen this week were the female gymnasts in that Michig…
RT @ABC7Chicago: About 300,000 people are attending the 2nd Women's March Chicago, exceeding last year, organizers say:…
When you are in grad school and have a government finance class the morning after a government shutdown and the teacher starts laughing when talking about best practices because nothing matters.
RT @jameswest2010: Here is a "Shut It Down" 30 Rock montage to get you in the mood.
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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.