Michael O’Connell

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Meet Michael!

Michael O’Connell is web editor at Federal News Radio. For the last three years, he has been the producer of It’s All Journalism, a weekly podcast focusing on the changing state of media. Previously, he was a managing editor at the Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia, where he oversaw four editions of the weekly community newspaper. In his 10 years at the Connection, he also worked as a community reporter, Fairfax County reporter, associate editor and community editor. He also spearheaded the Connection’s online and social media strategy. Michael graduated from the Indiana University School of Journalism in 1983 with a journalism/English degree. In 2010, he entered American University’s Interactive Journalism program on the way to earning an M.A.