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Michael Linder

Los Angeles
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, LA Weekly
Covers:  breaking stories, entertainment, crime, local politics, courts, automotive, history, drones, environment

Journo, television producer, stalking the news

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Freelance journalist and producer for KABC Radio, BBC Radio, KUSC, City News Service, Natural 9 Entertainment.

From “America’s Most Wanted” to coverage of disasters and breaking news, broadcast journalist and executive producer Michael Linder has created breakthrough programs and investigative re...

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@michaellinder — 5,961 followers, 4,996 tweets

THIS JUST IN | #Bakersfield aghast at #KNZR gasbag talk show host @JazMcKay’s racist Latino slur. Shouldn’t surprise listeners of the incendiary, lowbrow station. McKay’s replacement, for now, is a birther.  http://bit.ly/2EWPlyS  https://t.co/BEZvVGLiyi
The atrocious womanizing and gay-slurring behavior of @LATimes "fratboy" CEO and publisher Ross Levinsohn. Via @LAObserved.  http://bit.ly/2rnjDZY  https://t.co/wU110XG28Y
The entire U.S. economy is predicated on a robust Internet, yet this is @Ask_Spectrum’s line when it’s service fails: “We are for entertainment purposes only.” It’s time ISP’s lived up to their responsibilities. #FCC #DigitalEconomy #Internet https://t.co/ryhl3mMkyU
JOURNALISM | A disheartening day for the First Amendment. In an unprecedented move to discredit and denigrate the free press, @POTUS unveils “The Most Corrupt and Dishonest Media Awards.”  http://bit.ly/2DmJSoY  https://t.co/KPGEgud46k
RT @BrianKUSC: I'd even scroll through a slideshow if you need the extra clicks. But the minute I see it's just a dumb slow non-vi… https://t.co/sWd6ENYrmz
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter at a 500-watt daytime radio station in rural Illinois.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! Dearly miss the IBM Selectric.

How is social media changing news?

It's like the development of an infant's central nervous system -- we're becoming infinately more aware of our world.

Murrow Award

2007 - Documentary
"Water Wars: The Battle for Owens Valley"

Journalist of the Year

2004 - Los Angeles Press Club