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Daniel Fitzsimmons

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Daniel Fitzsimmons is a reporter for Straus News' three newsweeklies in Manhattan; Our Town, Our Town Downtown and the West Side Spirit.

Prior to that he was the managing editor of the Advertiser News North and Advertiser News South, two newsweeklies in Straus' community newsgroup.

He was hired i...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancer for an alt-newsweekly in Albany called Metroland.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, when I was a kid before my family bought a computer.

How is social media changing news?

Social media took the legacy gatekeepers of news out of the equation.