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Andrew Smith

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Long Island, NY
Reporter — Newsday
Covers:  law, crime, courts, justice, trials, appeals, hearings, lawyers, innocence, guilt

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Biography

In the news business for more than three decades. I've worked in New Orleans, the East Bay, Syracuse and Long Island. I've covered the legal system, politics, a nuclear weapons lab, nuclear power and much more.

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@ziptron — 527 followers, 6,363 tweets

Former state judge Leon Lazer dies at 96; helped craft jury instructions, Suffolk legislature, among other things.  https://www.newsday.com/long-island/obituaries/judge-leon-lazer-1.16253486  via @newsday
RT @juadams: Good advice for a whole range of situations - doctor-patient, police officer-citizen, teacher-student.  https://twitter.com/nijhuism/status/954392765055492096 
It's that fun time in a new DA's administration when it thinks it can "control the narrative" by forbidding prosecutors to talk to the press. Friendly tip: Prosecutors talk inside courtrooms. And defense lawyers are chatty. I hope the gag is comfy! 😎
RT @nicolefuller: .@CurranNassau wants to borrow $45M to pay wrongful conviction settlement to two men exonerated in a 1984 Lynbroook rape…
@danfagin I worked in the Bay Area then. The Merc was the literal and figurative giant of the region. The best by far. This is so, so sad.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a reporter at my hometown weekly when I was in high school.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

You bet.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it easier for readers to connect with journalists and perhaps easier for journalists to present themselves as actual humans.