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@thealissasmith — 291 followers, 1,806 tweets

RT @julieturkewitz: I've lost track of the number of mass shootings I've covered for @NYTNational in the last three years. Eight? Ten?…
@byJoshMoody Ooo! So Manischewitz is a good middle ground here.
RT @JessicaJSaggio: The worst part about being a journalist are weeks like this one.
RT @juliacraven: Family of Korryn Gaines gets just over $37 million in settlement. Compared to others, that is astronomical (likely bc her…
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How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I like the person to come to the table with multiple story angles and be ready to change direction depending on what their reporting uncovers

Why did you become a journalist?

I like being honest. I also like helping people. Being able to write every day was a bonus.