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Andy Paras

Gainesville, FL
News Director, CBS4
Covers:  social media, breaking news, charleston

News Director at @mycbs4 in #Gainesville. Print-digital-TV journalist. Formerly @abcnews4, @postandcourier. Email me story ideas at:

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I oversee and coordinate social media efforts, strategies and policies for The Post and Courier with a focus on community engagement, brand development and customer service. I also research the best social media channels for our company and train staff. A journalist at heart and by trade, I often...

What was your first job as a journalist?

General assignment reporter for The Northern Virginia Daily in Strasburg, Va. Wrote stories during the day, often designed pages at night.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, in high school typing class (which anyone who wants to be a writer should take). I don't think I seriously used one before or since.

How is social media changing news?

Everything moves so much faster now.