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Daveen Rae Kurutz

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Pittsburgh, PA
Database and Enterprise reporter — Beaver County Times
Covers:  population & social trends, environmental data, education data, databases, education

*Burgh Verified* writer/reporter, Gleek, music nerd and Pens fan. Tweets not endorsements. For work-related tweets see @DK_NewsData

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Biography

I'm the exception to the rule -- I'm a journalist who loves numbers. As the resident data geek and enterprise reporter for the Beaver County Times, I spend my days analyzing and visualizing data. I've covered a mass school stabbing, allegations of fraud and environmental pollution from a sewage a...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Technically, as a writer for my school paper, The Pitt News. Otherwise, my first gig was intern and freelance for the McKeesport Daily News.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yup -- high school newspaper.

How is social media changing news?

It makes us tighter, quicker writers. Unfortunately, it's also making reporter less focused on accuracy. Always be right, not necessarily 1st