Michael Schrantz on Muck Rack

Michael Schrantz

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Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Audience Development Manager — The Texas Observer
As seen in: The Texas Observer, Curbed
Covers:  business, weather, agriculture, housing, real estate, northwest colorado, water, skiing

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Biography

I am the online/digital editor and business and real estate reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today in Steamboat Springs, Colo. I'm a data-driven journalist who is a visual storyteller in addition to being a writer. I enjoy covering Colorado water law, housing policy and agriculture.

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@MLSchrantz — 259 followers, 3,406 tweets

Jun 06, 2017

@jbouie the "let's create a progressive movement that can win even if that means it's only progressive for some" take

Jun 02, 2017

@mattyglesias Addresses in this view are rural as far as the USDA is concerned for housing loans. So there's some definition that's better.

May 04, 2017

It's now kinda funny that tiny, little TXO took care to meet with people with similar projects and not duplicate others' ongoing work.

May 04, 2017

@andreagrimes That's what drew my eye. A Baylor case even though they only have TX State sources 🤔

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How is social media changing news?

It means those involved in producing content can't be passive, and the audience now has the tools to challenge our narratives.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Being concise matters. Give me the two sentence summary up top. Make sure it's relevant not only to my beat but my readership, as well.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I do almost everything in Google Drive. I also use Illustrator and Photoshop.