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Jennifer Mascia

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.

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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 ...

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RT @streebs: @teamtrace So...beaten for demonstrating for safer schools. There’s a real teachable moment.
Charleston church gunman's sister on the National Student Walkout: "I hope it's a trap and y'all get shot" followed by a racist comment I'm not going to repeat here 
"A frustrated Jenkins later conceded that he may be overthinking it, given that the ad could run with no music at all and NRA members would continue to be completely terrified of the school-age protesters." 
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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.