Politics editor and ward winning editorial writer/columnist for https://t.co/b1MajWGVjJ https://t.co/u0hd2firGM. News tips: 228-284-7296

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.