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Nov 17, 2017

RT @JustinMitchell_: Carpet is coming up and paint is going down. I can't wait to see this video/audio lab that I'll be able to use for…

Nov 17, 2017

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Nov 17, 2017

@tedlieu Anyone dead on 5th Avenue? No? Sorry, not going to move the needle.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Ad salesman at my hometown weekly newspaper. I became a reporter/photographer after a few weeks.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. And a Linotype.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it less reliable. I could spend 24 hours knocking false stories on Facebook and Twitter. I believe it will get better.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize

During Katrina, I was in Columbus, Ga., with a team from the Sun Herald and Knight-Ridder that produced the papers that won the Pulitzer for Public Service and a special SND award.