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Megan Stephenson

bellingham, wa
Freelance Reporter — Freelance
Covers:  environment, local business, arts, county government, native american/indigenous peoples, city government, people, courts, crime
Doesn't Cover: education, events not in my readership area

Freelance reporter, current @wwu anthro student, @uiowa alum. Reader/runner/swimmer/inquisitor/wanderer. All tweets are my own.

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I have lived in four states and three countries; self-diagnosed with wanderlust.

I have worked for a high-circulation daily, The Quad City Times on the Iowa/Illinois border; community-based weekly papers The Molokai Dispatch in Hawaii and currently the North Kitsap Herald in Washington State; an...

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, my grandfather's. I admire the early days of journalism, just your mind, the phone (if lucky), paper and ink.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Know the area. I love having stories dropped in my lap, but I work for a hyper-localized paper and my readers care about their backyard.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Twitter, Facebook, the phonebook, Google, computer, Adobe products, iMovie, Audacity.