Michael Braun joined the staff of The News-Press in 2005 as a page designer after a 30-year career in journalism as a reporter, editor, columnist and designer. However, a huge industry change five years into his tenure at the paper put that career, his future and that of his family, in jeopardy.
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Michael Braun has been a journalist for 39 years, the past 11 with The News-Press; For 25 years before Braun joined The News-Press, he was at The Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio, as a reporter covering labor unions and utilities, outdoors editor and columnist, copy editor and page designer. Braun started his career at The Morning Journal in Lisbon, Ohio. Braun is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in media communications. Braun is a native of Peoria, Ill., with stops along the way in Akron, Youngstown, Salem and Lisbon, Ohio.