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Mike Pound

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Covers:  mobile technology, weather, craft beer, consumer tech, climate, alcoholic beverages, social media, transportation
Doesn't Cover: michigan

Web team, politics and craft beer at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. mpound@post-gazette.com | post-gazette.com/beerme | post-gazette.com/earlyreturns

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Biography

I'm the mobile content editor and member of the digital team at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I've spent the last several years of my career managing temperamental web sites -- including especially touchy mobile platforms -- and that's what I'm doing at the PG. Video's been a huge part of my profe...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first byline came from a column submitted to The Post, the student paper at Ohio University. I had a staff job just a couple weeks later.

How is social media changing news?

It's sped up the pace dramatically. The trick is balancing that speed with accuracy and ethics.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Les Nessman, of WKRP in Cincinnati. Les is a tough, no-nonsense reporter who was in tune with his audience. Bonus: his use of duct tape.