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New York, NY
Digital Reporter — Newsday
As seen in:  Newsday, 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 socmedia, personalbranding, journalism, oddities. Was volunteer coach at @sree's #cjsm, #smwknd. patricia.kitchen@newsday.com

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.

Final comments sought on new Suffolk area code

newsday.com — A state panel will seek additional public input on a proposal to adopt an "overlay" relief approach as assignable 631 area code numbers will run out by early 2016. That means new customers would be given the new area code and existing customers' phone numbers would remain the same.

Crabs on a plane delay LaGuardia flight

amny.com — US Airways passengers from LaGuardia to Charlotte may have been a tiny bit crabby Thursday night over a 26-minute delay. But it turned out a large mess of small crabs -- found loose in the forward cargo hold -- was truly disrupted.

Suffolk: 184 mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

newsday.com — A total of 184 Suffolk County mosquito samples have tested positive this year for West Nile virus, with the most recent collected on Sept. 23, county health officials said Friday. Of those recent positive samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, two were collected in Bay Shore and one in East Setauket, officials said.

Two dogs, six puppies rescued from under shed in Shirley, cops say

newsday.com — A terrier mix mother and six of her seven newborn puppies were rescued Friday morning in Shirley from under a shed where they had become trapped, Suffolk County police said. Seventh Precinct officers, as well as personnel from the Suffolk County SPCA and Brookhaven Town Animal Control, responded to a 911 call telling of animals in distress on a Starlight Drive property.

Crabs on a plane delay LaGuardia flight

newsday.com — US Airways passengers from LaGuardia to Charlotte may have been a tiny bit crabby Thursday night over a 26-minute delay. But it turned out a large mess of small crabs -- found loose in the forward cargo hold -- was truly disrupted.

Suffolk police officer airlifted to hospital after hit by car at traffic stop, cops say

newsday.com — A Suffolk County police officer was airlifted to a hospital Monday after he was hit by a car he had pulled over in Huntington, police said. The Second Precinct Crime Section officer initiated a traffic stop on Partridge Lane at 1:35 p.m. "when he was struck by the vehicle which then fled the scene," police said.

Kazoo challenge met, MSG's James Dolan donates $100G to ALS

amny.com — Lindsay Lohan takes Ice Bucket Challenge 5 public figures who took the Ice Bucket Challenge Because more than 7,400 fans lifted kazoos to their lips Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden Eagles concert, James Dolan, MSG's executive chairman, is donating $100,000 to the ALS Association of Greater New York.

Suffolk: 176 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus

newsday.com — A total of 176 mosquito samples in Suffolk County have tested positive this year for West Nile virus, with the most recent collected Sept. 9 and Sept. 11, county health officials said Friday. Of those recent positive samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, two each were collected in East Northport, Bay Shore, West Babylon and Copiague, with one each in Farmingville, Mastic Beach and North Patchogue.

Robert Moses Causeway lane closures in Islip coming, DOT says

newsday.com — To allow for entrance ramp work, some single travel lanes of the Robert Moses Causeway in Islip Town are being closed Monday to Friday during overnight as well as off-peak daytime hours, the state Department of Transportation said. The closures, which are in the vicinity of Sunrise and Montauk highways, run from 10 a.m.

DOT: Overnight lane closures expected on Route 347 in Hauppauge

newsday.com — A single lane is expected to be closed overnight Mondays through Fridays in either or both directions of a section of Route 347 in Hauppauge, according to the state Department of Transportation. The closures are expected, weather permitting, between Mount Pleasant Road and Route 111 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
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Oct 19, 2014

Nice primer: What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles? flip.it/7FbVv

Oct 15, 2014

MT @sree: NEW JOB @MetMuseum - Digital Media Analyst (work w/me), among 19 job listings: bit.ly/11oGJxn pic.twitter.com/mORU4lIQe7

Oct 09, 2014

@TomBeerBooks So, white with white or beige case? Or black/dark grey with, hmm, red or grey case? Thoughts?

Oct 08, 2014

This evening: “How to Land a Job in Journalism," hosts @ONANYC, @Studio20nyu. (Look forward to seeing you, @mhess4!) ow.ly/Cr6lA

Oct 08, 2014

Yikes, @tombeerbooks. It could be worse. - Proof That Rush Hour Is Kinda Terrible Everywhere flip.it/cz6o6



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