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 — 406 followers, 1,678 tweets

Jul 24, 2017

Pretty good crowd on hand for the Better Block kickoff at Market on Main. https://t.co/CS6tF29KSJ

Jul 24, 2017

RT @courierwinona: Fly Iowa t-shirts are available at the Ottumwa Airport, Ottumwa Chamber office, CVB office at Bridge View or from…

Jul 23, 2017

RT @NWSDesMoines: Number of Consecutive Hours of Uncomfortable Dewpoints 70 F or Higher in Central Iowa this past week! #iawx https://t.co/WL3yKP2CqB

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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