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Andrew Smith

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

Reporter in the courts. Retweets don't necessarily indicate endorsement.

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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 — 471 followers, 5,682 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

RT @qz: In a chilling assertion, Turkey’s Erdogan says imprisoned journalists are not journalists but terrorists 

Sep 21, 2017

RT @chrissyteigen: move over, hamilton! there's a new show in town. I laughed, cried. 2 thumbs up. would see again. 

Sep 21, 2017

Woman in elevator at 1st floor confused why it won't go to 1st floor. #CourtLife #AlreadyThere

Sep 21, 2017

RT @Atrios: punditry is filled with people who know nothing about anything it's always hilarious when they demand "experts" 

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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.