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Michael Theis

Hyattsville, MD
Staff writer — Austin Business Journal
Covers:  bicycle culture, infrastructure, hyattsville, crime, local police, municipal politics, maryland, photography, prince george's county, local government, transportation, economic development
Doesn't Cover: sports

I'm a journalist. #NYC to #DMV to #ATX. Personal tweets found here. Work tweets found here: @ABJGovernment

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job in journalism was working as a cameraman at WHAG-NBC 25 in Hagerstown, Md.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used a typewriter to compose papers in elementary school, but by the time I was in middle school, we had a computer with a word processor.

How is social media changing news?

It's changing how spot news is reported and puts a greater emphasis on the curation of social media chatter during breaking news events.


West Virginia Press Association Editorial Contest

2010 - Best In-Depth or Investigative Reporting - Division 6
Awarded for series of stories published in The Shepherdstown Chronicle detailing complicated financial and legal motivations behind a municipal annexation.