Business staff writer for the San Jose Mercury News 30 years on the front lines of daily journalism., 408-920-5689

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Patrick May is an award-winning staff writer with The Mercury News in San Jose, California, currently assigned to the Business Desk as a General Assignment reporter. Over his 34 years in daily newspapers, Pat has traveled overseas and around the nation, covering wars and natural disasters, writin...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Cop reporter for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For many many years.

How is social media changing news?

Fundamentally in multiple ways.