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Jessica Estepa

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Washington, D.C.
Politics Writer and Editor — USA Today
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@USATODAY OnPolitics writer & editor. Sings w/ @CapHillChorale @districtkaraoke. Leads #ONADC. #NPFPaulMiller fellow. Make it clever, craft it into pieces.

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Biography

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...

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@jmestepa — 4,140 followers, 42,804 tweets

While I was at champagne brunch, I went on an entire rant about the problem with (the threat of) filibusters I forgot immediately afterward, but in my near-sleep haze, I remembered And now I’m wondering a bit about my life choices https://t.co/eQr2jgHWIx
CORRECTED TWEET @fmriv: Are you working?? Me: No, I’m drinking champagne
Today marks the one-year anniversary of me, @amylauder and @mweinger seeing @HamiltonMusical, so there’s only one soundtrack choice today https://t.co/5PmSxKgPL3
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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.