Ottumwa Courier managing editor, dad, news and weather junkie. Usually found reading something heavy. Mostly harmless.

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Biography

Currently in my third year as Southeast Iowa Digital Content Editor for the Ottumwa Courier and four other CNHI papers located in the region. I cover politics, courts, weather, and just about anything breaking. I guide the Courier's online efforts with particular attention to social media.

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@mwmilner — 404 followers, 1,660 tweets

Jun 22, 2017

RT @OttumwaCourier: An Albia special education teacher has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation.  http://ow.ly/tKb130cOkpf 

Jun 17, 2017

RT @NWSDesMoines: Severe threat pushed further south and east for late this afternoon into this evening. #iawx #iowaweather https://t.co/DHp9W8uEww

Jun 17, 2017

Hey race fans! The Iowa Speedway's official pace car is at the Ottumwa Fareway store. https://t.co/iMPgCyYyal

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, but not recently. I've considered buying one, though.

How is social media changing news?

While it offers a sharp reporter new sources, it also offers the public myriad new options for getting information.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Spider Jerusalem