A Tar Heel trying to find her way in the nation's capital. @washingtonpost national homepage editor; @theobserver alum

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Bethea is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. She has served as an officer at the local level for both NABJ and SPJ.

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@AprilBethea — 4,022 followers, 16,079 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

"This is a giant step in the wrong direction”: Mecklenburg jail visits are now solely by video  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article185816728.html 

Nov 21, 2017

@lwalsh @mayerjoy That would be great. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Nov 21, 2017

An easy way to get a bit of exercise and get in the Christmas spirit at the same time 🎄 🚲 https://t.co/8yYtJZabS0

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, though it's been awhile. I'd love to bring one in the newsroom to write a story and see how folks would respond.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#AskRachel, which was born out of the controversy over ex-Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter. It's such a fascinating tool to see how people from different walks of life interact, for better or worse and share what's happening