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Michael McFall

Los Angeles, CA
Reporter — Salt Lake Tribune
Covers:  crime, utah, breaking news, public safety, cold cases, weather, courts, forensic science

Associate director of digital communications at @WhittierCollege

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A reporter who is always hungry for breaking news.

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@MikeyPanda — 1,133 followers, 14,874 tweets

How the 1,000-piece puzzle is supposed to look vs. Current state https://t.co/0USx1eNADg
I'm ethnically Chinese, but not totally. I've grown up around my Chinese relatives, but I don't speak Cantonese. I'm white compared to them, Asian compared to my white friends. Jackie Chan Adventures and the Panda movies are that, in entertainment form.
I identify strongly with stuff like Jackie Chan Adventures and the Kung Fu Panda trilogy.
Panda Express for #ChineseNewYear lunch. If you say, "But that's, like, Americanized Chinese," look, so am I.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Newspaper reporter. I'll always be grateful toward my bosses for hiring me at a time when jobs, in particular newspaper jobs, were scarce.

How is social media changing news?

It's turned every organization into a breaking news outlet. You are always right on deadline, and everyone in the world is your competitor.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Tintin. Sometimes he's too involved and becomes the story, but he chases a lead to the ends of the earth. That's passion.


Society of Professional Journalists Award

2008 - Best News Feature
The SPJ Region 9 Award for Best News Feature at the college level, for my feature piece “Foreign doctors cannot practice” for "The Daily Utah Chronicle."