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Julie McMahon

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

I cover Syracuse city schools & higher ed for @syracusedotcom. Upstate NY native. @NewhouseSU alum. My cat's name is Mouse. jmcmahon@syracuse.com

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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...


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.