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Derek Kravitz is a deputy news editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he writes and edits about politics, crime and business in greater New York. He is also a research scholar in the dean's office at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, working on a forthcoming book project an...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was at the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune, an afternoon newspaper, as a courts and cops reporter.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I did briefly use a digital typewriter, complete with a white-out function, in grade and high school.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter is a breaking-news editor's best friend.