Michael Donnelly

Michael Donnelly

Organization: Napa Valley Register, Napa, Calif.

Title: Editor

First paying job: American Speedy Printing in East Greenbush, New York. I ran the press. I designed business cards and brochures. I made copies for people.

Best part of job: (Re-)reading the paper in the morning

Worst part of job: Allocating resources

If I weren't an editor I'd be ... Website producer

What I hope to get out of ASNE: Ideas. Sympathetic ears.

Goal for this year: Better represent the newspaper in the community. Establish better culture of cross-training. Preach value of immediacy and incremental reporting.

To unwind I … Play poker. Build websites.

When I am stressed I eat: (Or favorite food) Saag paneer. Not easy to find in Napa, unfortunately.

Favorite book: "The Idiot," Fyodor Dostoyevsky

What music I am listening to: Mogwai

Guilty pleasure: (I hate to admit that I like...) Hip-hop music