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J. David McSwane

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Austin-based investigative reporter, @dallasnews. Cool hot take, bro. dmcswane[at]dallasnews.com PGP: keybase.io/davidmcswane

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Biography

I am an investigative reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where I have also covered the environment and city hall since 2010. I just completed a multimedia/longform investigation about child sex trafficking, “The Stolen Ones.” It’s a good example of the storytelling and technical skills I ...

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@davidmcswane — 2,853 followers, 12,338 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

SNL writers have to be cooking up a Barton family Thanksgiving dinner skit out of this.  https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/933436192007360513 

Nov 22, 2017

"That dick pic really worked out for me." - No guy ever in the history of cell phones  https://twitter.com/eramshaw/status/933413571148513281 

Nov 22, 2017

@drdrbrockman @eramshaw I believe the nuts were scribbled out, though I didn't personally inspect.

Nov 22, 2017

I feel like knowing a congressman sent a naked photo to a consenting adult, while single, deserves a gold star these days. https://t.co/7UI16bhFuU

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My high school newspaper. Some wouldn't consider it a job, but while there I broke my first national story. That got me other jobs.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. When I was a child. Also, thinking about getting one. I wonder if the tool's requisite for deliberate writing is a burden or a gift.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Al Pacino's rendition of Lowell Bergman in "The Insider." So I guess that's half fictional.