Springfield bureau chief for Lee Enterprises newspapers, covering Illinois government from the Capitol.
What was your first job as a journalist?
My first full-time job was covering Riverside, Ill., for a semi-weekly called Suburban Life.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
I used to use one all the time in grade school.
How is social media changing news?
It adds to the immediacy of information, which is incredibly powerful, but it also increases the chances of getting things wrong.