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About Mike

Pacific northwest journalist

I’ve been writing and editing for a living since I was a young reporter in Montana; now I’m looking to use those skills outside of a newsroom setting. In my free time, I’m reading, watching movies, running, tending to the insane demands of two cats, or listening to music (although my hopes of learning to play the saxophone remain on hold).

My Career

My journalism jobs include stints as the editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times and the Albany Democrat-Herald, where my duties included writing editorials and editing the opinion pages of the newspapers, supervising and writing for the papers’ arts-and-entertainment section and selecting “Breaking Cat News” for the comics page, a decision I don’t regret. My years as a working journalist also included work as a reporter and editor at the Missoulian newspaper in Missoula, Montana. I was serving as the Missoulian’s editor when I was named the publisher of the Gazette-Times in 2005; in the mid-valley, I managed to work my way back down to editor in the space of just a few years. I’m working now as a freelance writer and editor. My recent volunteer resume includes work for Unity Shelter, Safe Camp, the Corvallis Repertory Singers and First Congregational United Church of Christ.


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