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Khristopher Brooks

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Jacksonville, Florida
News Reporter — Newsday
Covers:  education, k12, hbcu higher education, higher ed
Doesn't Cover: energy, business, minority issues, science, arts, politics, health, sports, religion, technology

Husband to @ItsOnly1Deprina. @newsday reporter with priors at @DandC, @theledger, @jaxdotcom, @OWHnews, @heraldcourier. Proud @CMUJRN & @nyu_journalism graduate

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Biography

KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS is an education reporter at the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com.

Before coming to Florida, Brooks was the higher education reporter for the Omaha World-Herald. He covered public and private universities and community colleges in Nebraska and western Iowa. Brooks le...

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@AmericanGlow — 1,744 followers, 6,530 tweets

Nov 23, 2017

Earlier today, in NYC, doing reporting with colleagues @MarkMorales51 and @chrisychung. It wasn't until the 3 of us came together at Penn Station did we FINALLY get the job done. Christine is off to Connecticut with family and Mark is in the city doing God knows what. @Newsday https://t.co/PzoDlayyA2

Nov 23, 2017

.@LongIslandNY, do you know anyone who went to the #MacysParade2017 today who would be willing to interview with me?

Nov 23, 2017

How do the ladies who marched in the #macysdayparade get home from Manhattan? The subway. Just like the rest of us. https://t.co/lJAVIUdhCW

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was an education reporter at the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier. I stayed there for a year and a half. Learned a lot from that job

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm not that young, of course I've used a typewriter. I miss typewriters actually. Maybe I'll buy one for just to stare at it occassionally.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means you spend life gathering the most important news for your readers to know on a given day. It also means you'll probably be poor.

Awards

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2003 - Scholarship
The Lawrence A. Laurain Scholarship is awarded each year to a student in a college in Southeast Michigan with a demonstrated interest in journalism. The scholarship honors the memory of the late Larry Laurain, who served as president of the Detroit chapter in 1985, shortly before his death. His journalism career spanned 17 years, including work with the Royal Oak Daily Tribune, the Macomb Daily, United Press International, and as city editor of the Oakland Press.

Virginia Press Association

2007 - Education Writing
Earned for writing a series of critical story about the federal No Child Left Behind Act