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Joseph Charpentier

Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA
Reporter — Boothbay Register
As seen in: Boothbay Register
Covers:  Local government, schools, and events. The occasional human interest story and spot news. Deforestation and environment. Or anything I am asked, more or less.
Doesn't Cover: I'm happy with both hard and soft news, easily accessible information or deep research topics. The only thing I will not cover is something that takes me away from my beat for too, too long.

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I have lived in Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Wales (UK), and London and have worked as a copywriter, on a fishing vessel, in a wood mill, as a carpenter and at a couple newspapers. I graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2012 with a BA in political science and in ...

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@charpentierjp — 47 followers, 303 tweets

The option of benefits isn't enough. I don't know anyone in my tax bracket who can afford the benefits their employers provide (when they do proved them). Things won't change until we match wages with the inflation of the cost of living. 
RT @Schwarzenegger: If you really want to drain the swamp, you don’t do it by defending gerrymandering, which allows politicians to ri…
@PostScottWilson @nytimes It was actually the 18th shooting of the year, but I don't think people are really counting anymore. All it seems to be is our daily dose of nihilism and complicity, sadly.
RT @KJ_Online: Jackman town manager says he won’t quit over white separatist, anti-Islamic and anti-feminist posts 
RT @nowthisnews: Watch the moment Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) tried to pass a bill guaranteeing military pay and death benefits dur…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

International environmental news

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Unfortunately, no.

How is social media changing news?

Pros: enabling citizen journalists. Cons: directing and also thwarting consumer driven media