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 — 410 followers, 1,720 tweets

Sep 16, 2017

RT @ChadDrury: Some fantastic matches today at the Ottumwa Invitational, none better than the finale. My story.  https://twitter.com/OttumwaCourier/status/909219954712555520 

Sep 16, 2017

Getting ready for Ottumwa's #Walk2EndAlz at the Jimmy Jones shelter. https://t.co/fmh0upeP9q

Sep 14, 2017

RT @NWSDesMoines: Ottumwa from May 1st to Sep 13th is the 2nd driest period on record during that time. 1) 4.93" in 1911. 2) 2017 is 5.99". POY since 1896

Sep 13, 2017

@Kasparov63 The cable and satellite companies may face risk if they fail to create exclusive content. It seems content, not delivery, could be key.

Sep 12, 2017

RT @courierwinona: Ottumwa school board final results: Barr 818; Bittner 1091; Hoffman 328; Manson 888; Simonson 449; Youngman 800.

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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