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Solomon Crenshaw Jr.

Birmingham, AL
Digital Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Features, profiles, government, various sports, including swimming, motorcycle racing, soccer, golf, auto racing, baseball, multisport, tennis, sports business, running

I am a freelance journalist operating under SCJr Content Providers. I tell stories through writing, photos and videos.

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A native of Birmingham, Solomon is a full-service content provider who began working independently in early 2015 after 38 years with The Birmingham News and its succeeding entity, Alabama Media Group. He developed a long-standing reputation as a dependable writer who is adept at telling a story t...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a sports stringer, covering preps and small college. I was also a copy clerk, i.e. a go-fer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

This officially makes me old. Yes, that is how I originally practiced my trade. Thanks Mrs. Horton for trying to teach me this skill.

How is social media changing news?

It puts us in competition with 'citizen journalists.' We must set ourselves apart as being the real professionals.