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Michael Boren

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Covers:  prison system, courts, investigations, crime victims, homicides, indianapolis police, jails, drug addiction

Reporter @phillydotcom (in print: @PhillyInquirer and @PhillyDailyNews). Tips: mboren@phillynews.com. Proud @SyracuseU alumnus

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Biography

Michael covers crime and breaking news at night for The Indianapolis Star. He has experience shooting and editing video and has often appeared on camera at breaking news scenes. He also writes narrative pieces on issues such as drug use, inner-city violence and the state's punishment system for d...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Breaking news reporter

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No

How is social media changing news?

It's giving people immediate access to news, and making it more important to break news first -- and accurately -- online.

Awards

Finalist for in-depth reporting

2012 - In-depth reporting
Gannett's third-quarter Awards of Excellence; finalist for in-depth reporting category: For a moving piece on the devastating impact heroin has had on families and small towns in Indiana. Judges said: "Reporter Michael Boren did a masterful job of weaving together details about the tragic death of 18-year-old Cierra Adams, and how heroin has changed life for many in small towns across the Hoosier state. The video accompanying the story was dramatic and well done."