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Julie McMahon

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Syracuse, NY
Public Affairs Reporter — The Post-Standard
Covers:  business, lawyers, weather, courts, judges, traffic, crime, law, finance, politics, transactions, syracuse, breaking news, technology

Public affairs reporter for @syracusedotcom. I cover federal courts, government, higher ed. Upstate NY native. I love local journalism and Mouse the Cat.

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Biography

I’m Julie, a reporter, a writer and (though not officially anymore) a student of journalism.

I work as a crime reporter for Syracuse.com and The Post-Standard in upstate New York.

Previously, I worked as a reporter for Massachusetts (& Rhode Island) Lawyers Weekly, publications specializing i...

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@Julie_McMahon — 1,972 followers, 8,567 tweets

RT @syracusedotcom: Jury selection starts today in a corruption and bribery case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, two Sy… https://t.co/lUCwiPog3w
RT @syracusedotcom: .@syracusedotcom reporter @Julie_McMahon is in Manhattan covering the case. She reports about two dozen protesters… https://t.co/2nl2uRffXf
RT @chrsbakr: Hey Syracuse, Julie McMahon will be in NYC covering the federal corruption trial against a CNY developer and former… https://t.co/FjPp9NrLwo
12 jurors selected for NY corruption trial as dismissed peers lament money in politics  http://s.syracuse.com/A67d11a 
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How is social media changing news?

It makes the demand for news and the demands on news transparent.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To be endlessly curious with a healthy dose of cynicism. And to have someone else trust you to be their eyes and ears.

When's the best time to pitch you?

Wednesdays. We meet for editorial meetings on Thursdays, so slip a good story idea in my back pocket with enough time for me to research it.