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Jennifer Mascia

New York, NY
Staff Writer — The Trace
Covers:  entertainment, human interest stories, new york city, pop culture, guns, poverty
Doesn't Cover: finance, society news, sports

Miami-born, California-bred New Yorker. Engagement writer at @TeamTrace.

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I'm a staff writer at The Trace, a news site devoted to gun violence and gun policy that launched in June 2015. Before that, I spent eight years at the Times, first as a news assistant on the Metro desk, then as a columnists' assistant in the Editorial department. In 2009 and 2010 I was the lead ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

News clerk on the Metro desk of the New York Times.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Does a Brother electronic typewriter with a correction strip count? Then yes. Until I was 13, when we finally got a computer.

How is social media changing news?

It's the only place to go when something's breaking. The 24-hour news networks just can't keep up.