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Faiz Siddiqui

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Washington, D.C.
Staff Writer — The Washington Post
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Covers:  world issues, nebraska, arkansas politics, politics, health, sports, cops, ethiopian spines

Covering transportation @washingtonpost. Likes city stuff, basketball, good raps. @UNL_CoJMC grad. faiz.siddiqui@washpost.com | 202.334.6224

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Biography

Faiz Siddiqui is a local news reporter at The Washington Post. He covers transportation and development. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate, he has previously contributed to NPR, The Boston Globe and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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@faizsays — 3,462 followers, 11,794 tweets

@martinepowers Comstock: "I would like to request on behalf of the riders that the 'Back2Good' advertising campaign be ceased and those resources be redirected to the improvements." #wmata
Comstock "demanded Metro officials release documents related to Monday’s Red Line derailment, accusing the transit agency of trying to gloss over persistent problems with safety and infrastructure."  http://wapo.st/2mGxwMY?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.ff0f8a68f923  via @martinepowers #wmata
RT @ClintSmithIII: "United States border patrol agents routinely vandalise containers of water and other supplies left in the Arizona… https://t.co/YD7QPbVffU
RT @DCPoliceDept: Confirmed triple shooting at 16th & V St, SE. PIO and @ChiefNewsham headed to the scene. Stay tuned for a live update o…
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Never again picking up a newspaper, watching a broadcast news segment or scrolling through your Twitter feed without scrutinizing every word.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I like to find my own, usually. I like to notice something that's worth writing about and then chase it.

Hearst Journalism Award

2014 - Feature Writing
Placed first out of 153 in the Hearst Feature Writing Competition for the story "Saving Sisay."

Hearst Journalism Award

2012 - Feature Writing, third place
Placed third out of 142 in the Hearst Feature Writing Competition for the story "War-torn veterans, their dreams, and a yoga instructor."