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

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Managing editor of the Ottumwa Courier. I came to Iowa in large part to cover politics, and that hasn't disappointed. Aside from covering my beats and handling the newsroom reporters, I also take the lead on the Courier's website:

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@NWSDesMoines Your using a definition of “winning” I haven’t heard before.
RT @OttumwaCourier: A number of area schools are delaying their start tomorrow morning due to extreme cold.
RT @OttumwaSchools: There two hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to weather. Classes will start at 10:10 a.m. There will be no a.m. pre… 
RT @NWSDesMoines: Quick burst of snow this evening, making travel hazardous with slick roads and visibility below a mile at times!…
RT @OttumwaYMCA: **Attention members** Today’s 12:00 BodyStep & 12:30 CX classes are cancelled due to the weather. The YMCA will... https:/…
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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