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Bill Trotter

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Maine
Climate and Environmental Reporter — Bangor Daily News
Covers:  fisheries, bar harbor, marine issues, maine breweries, environment, acadia national park, anything lobster, mount desert island
Doesn't Cover: the arts, sports

Fisheries, Gulf of Maine, climate & environmental writer for @bangordailynews. I once found a dead body on the job. Easternmost daily news reporter in the USA.

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Biography

I have worked in television (WCSH in Portland, Maine and ABC News in London) and have been a newspaper reporter in Maine for more than 15 years. I am a rock band drummer, a certified SCUBA diver, husband and dad. I grew up in Atlanta and have lived in Connecticut, Delaware, Wisconsin, London and ...

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@billtrotter — 2,208 followers, 12,380 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

RT @JZBleiberg: "It is extraordinarily difficult to fund journalism in increments of seven one-thousandths of a dollar per page," s…

Nov 21, 2017

RT @Brett_A_Taylor: I am CRYING. The Weather Channel set up for a live shot of the Georgia Dome being imploded, and at the perfectly wr…

Nov 21, 2017

RT @washingtonpost: FCC unveils plan to give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites their customers can see and use  http://wapo.st/2AkgBJo 

Nov 20, 2017

Hey Twitter: the park loop rd. in @AcadiaNPS is still open. Check  http://www.nps.gov/acad  for alerts about when it might close 'til spring. https://t.co/canynH1z35

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Beat reporter.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, but not for my job.

How is social media changing news?

It is accelerating the pace of news but making it more egalitarian at the same time. There is an audience for everything/anything online.