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Jessica Estepa

Washington, D.C.
Politics Writer and Editor — USA Today
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@USATODAY OnPolitics writer & editor. Sings w/ @CapHillChorale @districtkaraoke. Leads #ONADC. @natpress PM fellow. A mess of contradictions in a dress.

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Jessica Estepa is a storyteller and a self-described news junkie/social media butterfly based in Washington, D.C. She is the lead writer and editor for OnPolitics, USA TODAY's politics blog and newsletter. She last worked as a senior producer at National Geographic, where she led the organization...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter for my college paper, the Nevada Sagebrush, or editor of my middle school paper, the Thunderbird News. I was so cool when I was 12.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I own one.

How is social media changing news?

It has changed both the gathering and consumption of news, and it's also opened up the doors for more audience interaction.