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New York, NY
Digital Reporter — Newsday
As seen in:  Newsday, amNewYork
Covers:  personal branding, long island breaking news, social media basics, digital career tools
Doesn't Cover: business, executives, corporate finance, personal finance

@Newsday web reporter; tweet on digital work style, journalism, oddball things. SocMedia doctor at @cunyjschool's #smwknd.

How is social media changing news?

News is news, but now through social media channels more people are reporting it, some of whom verify, others not.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

The very vintage Walter Burns and Hildy Johnson in “His Girl Friday” (1940)

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Scanning for what’s new, finding/connecting with people in-the-know, presenting both sides, fact-checking, verifying, correcting when wrong.

Arctic blast for Long Island, followed by snow, mixed precipitation this weekend, forecasters say — Better bundle up for an Arctic blast Thursday night into Friday, which in turn will be a prelude to a likely long duration precipitation event starting on the weekend, forecasters say. Get ready for some "impressive numbers," said Tim Morrin, weather service meteorologist based in Upton, with lows Thursday night of around 5 degrees, and wind chill of zero to minus 5.

Weather service warns of slippery roads, limited visibility during Thursday's commute — Light snowfall -- less than an inch -- and the melting of existing snow is likely to create slippery road conditions during Thursday's morning commute, the National Weather Service said. Tim Morrin, of the service's Upton office, said snow should start falling across most of Nassau and Suffolk counties some time after 7 a.m.

Weather update: Freezing rain, snow make LIE, roads a mess on Long Island — An unexpected band of heavy snow will unload up to four more inches over Long Island by early evening, building up even more dangerous road conditions that have now stretched the winter advisory to 1 a.m., the National Weather Service said. "Snow on top of frozen slop is not good," said meteorologist John Cristantello in the Upton office.

Friday's clear, but Saturday brings winter weather advisory to parts of Long Island — Increasing clouds will follow Friday's sunshine, culminating in a winter weather advisory for parts of Long Island that goes into effect at midnight, according to the National Weather Service. Friday temperatures are expected to be in the mid-30s, with winds of 5 to 9 mph making it feel more like 20 to 30 degrees.

Nor'easter heads to LI Saturday; snow totals downgraded — It seems like Long Islanders may be catching a break with a nor'easter that's heading this way Saturday. As of earlier Thursday, its track was still uncertain, but by afternoon the view was becoming more focused, said Tim Morrin, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.

3-6 inches of snow forcasted on Long Island Saturday — Long Islanders with closets or attics to organize might look to Saturday as a good indoor clean-up day as a coastal storm is set to deliver snow, rain and/or a wintry mix, forecasters say. The precise track, which determines precipitation type, is still uncertain, the National Weather Service says.

Rocky Point High School now has five MRSA cases, district superintendent says — The number of confirmed student cases of the bacterial infection known as MRSA at Rocky Point High School is now up to five, Superintendent Michael F. Ring said Wednesday in a message on the district's website. "This case is believed to have resulted from an ongoing medical condition affecting the student in question," Ring said.

Rocky Point High School now has four MRSA cases, district superintendent says — The number of confirmed student cases of the bacterial infection known as MRSA at Rocky Point High School is now up to four, district Superintendent Michael F. Ring said Friday in a message on the district's website. The most recent student participates in the same sport as three others whose cases were reported in December and earlier this week, he said.

Video job interviews: Getting ready for your close-up — Preparing for a job interview traditionally involved researching an employer, anticipating questions and coming up with questions of your own. To that list add this: checking your Internet connection, clearing the wall behind your desk, testing the webcam on your computer.

Nassau Crime Stoppers offer $5,000 reward in latest swastika vandalism at LIRR's Cedarhurst station — In response to a second swastika being etched into a glass panel at the Long Island Rail Road's Cedarhurst station, Nassau County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. The new swastika was discovered Monday -- just three days after the LIRR replaced the same glass panel because it had also been vandalized by the anti-Semitic symbol.
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