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Mike Householder

Video and Text Reporter — Associated Press
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Detroit-based video-first reporter for @AP. Hubby of @thecookiebatch, father of 2 awesome teens and @PittAthletics fan of nearly 40 years. mhouseholder@ap.org

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I have worked for The Associated Press on a full-time basis since September 1997, starting out as an editorial assistant in the Washington, D.C., bureau before transferring to the Detroit bureau in January 1999. Since that time, I have worked as the Michigan AP's day and night editor, its interim...

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a weekend editorial assistant at The Associated Press in D.C.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used a typewriter as a kid in the late 1970s/early 1980s, before I got my Commodore 64!

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes it easier for journalists to find sources and to stay "plugged in" to what's happening with the newsmakers they cover.