I'm a statehouse reporter for The @Oregonian. VP @SPJOregon. Email me: gfriedman@oregonian.com. Newsletter: tinyletter.com/capitolconfide

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Gordon Friedman is a journalist based in Salem, Oregon where he covers state government for the Statesman Journal.

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Jun 27, 2017

@smitty_one_each @hotcouponmama @KostJason Yes. But the ballots isn't how Russia or another actor would manipulate elections. They'd do it through the voter database.

Jun 27, 2017

#Russia didn't hack Oregon's election system, says Secretary of State Dennis Richardson  http://s.oregonlive.com/CBwW1TE  #orpol

Jun 27, 2017

I'll keep an eye out for it in Portland. But in all seriousness, this is terrible. Hope you find your tractor. #orpol #orleg https://t.co/0uxTqEqx5z

Jun 27, 2017

UPDATED: Lawmakers reluctantly pass $8.2 billion schools budget they say is not enough  http://s.oregonlive.com/w0Sjh0Z  #orpol #orleg

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was working as a writer for Ethos magazine, the student magazine at the University of Oregon.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! When I was 14-years-old I wrote a 'zine on a city library typewriter about the punk scene in Bellingham, WA.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is changing the news by making it easier to share and find stories, but there are many other ways as well.