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André Gallant

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Athens, Ga.
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  immigration, music business, agriculture, food, refugees, culture, music, art

Writer & photographer covering migrants, food systems, rural life, good characters. Editor: @cropstories. Forthcoming book: 'The High Low Tide' (UGA2018).

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Biography

A native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, André is deeply embedded in a foreign land: the South. The food is fried, the weather is hot, but he still gets up in the morning and tells stories one sentence at time – just like everybody else.

I'm currently employed by Morris Communications at the Ath...

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@andregallant — 1,815 followers, 7,487 tweets

Jun 24, 2017

Important to emphasize that these are our local families being affected. Immigrants, yes, but also friends putting kids on same school bus https://t.co/zA1BhKQEVs

Jun 24, 2017

Learned about Carolina Fish Camps, and ate a bunch of fried catfish, at @southernfoodways Summer Symposium in Char… https://t.co/6fQswlirSv https://t.co/C7UO3b9Ptm

Jun 23, 2017

Plenty to love during the first bit of @southernfoodways Summer Symposium in Charlotte. First and best crush? The … https://t.co/Bhxjmi9nM0 https://t.co/Um8GOTuX1K

Jun 22, 2017

RT @keiaishungry: Discovering the injustices of America has never made me want to leave it, it made me want to make it better.-@piko_e #SFACLT #immigrantstory

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing for a alternative weekly.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

I've definitely caught stories off social media, but at small papers, change is slower.