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Jennifer Mascia

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New York, NY
Engagement 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 + resident Tweeter at @TeamTrace. jmascia@thetrace.org

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Biography

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 ...

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@JenniferMascia — 2,998 followers, 19,034 tweets

It's like the prison-industrial complex doesn't want inmates to know about the racism + structural inequality that put them there, the $$ the state makes off their slave labor, and that this system was created to eviscerate of communities of color. Weird  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/us/new-jim-crow-book-ban-prison.html 
@AdamWeinstein I’m Italian. There’s only one reason we go into the woods. Usually a shovel is involved
This is progress. 5 years ago, the replies would have been very different https://t.co/cuMcLHrOoO
"Water the plants when I'm gone," his wife says on her deathbed. 5 years later, he discovers they're plastic. This woman is a LEGEND  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/late-wife-pranks-husband-plant_us_5a609e8be4b01f3bca58cd9b 
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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.