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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RT @BrigidaMack: #BREAKING: A devastating update tonight on the #YorkCounty officer shooting: Det. Mike Doty has died from his injur… https://t.co/0CNoFRWaUn
RT @NewseumInst: Congratulations to @genefac, named president and COO of the Newseum Institute, and to Kristen Looney, named directo… https://t.co/B14GX7vqSt
RT @nytimes: 13 siblings in California were rescued after being held captive by their parents, the police said  https://nyti.ms/2FHgN4O 
RT @nprmusic: NPR has confirmed that Dolores O'Riordan has died at 46. More soon, but we'll be watching The Cranberries'… https://t.co/dBYn1BDzej
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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