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Julie McMahon

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. @NewhouseSU alum. My cat's name is Mouse.

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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 — 1,849 followers, 8,114 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

Defendant in Cornell University racial incident apologizes for his role  http://s.syracuse.com/CpIBRSa 

Sep 20, 2017

Cornell fraternity agrees to close pending investigation into alleged racist attack  http://s.syracuse.com/cs1ALpj 

Sep 20, 2017

RT @TeriKWeaver: Algae toxins in Syracuse water system: What we know so far (and what we don't)  http://s.syracuse.com/wUcIUyf 

Sep 20, 2017

RT @mbreidenbach: Which U.S. colleges have the highest student loan default rates? (search)  http://s.newyorkupstate.com/0UDG7tO 

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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.