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Kevin Shelly

Cherry Hill, NJ
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  enterprise, environment, trauma, local food movement, food, urban planning, theater, beverages, urban education, boomers, boomer issues, casinos
Doesn't Cover: economics, sports, tech

Reporter, editor and writer. Author of Lynn Bogue Hunt: A Sporting Life. My opinions are *my* opinions.

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Reporter and editor for newspapers, digital site editor and writer, freelancer for magazines, non-fiction book author, but always a reporter first. Beyond work, outdoor guy who loves to cook.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Editor of five shopper papers, all put to bed on one day. I tried to make sure each had real stories.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Manual. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I got an IBM Selectric.

How is social media changing news?

It has made news: accessible, faster, shallower and less responsible. In other words, a mixed bag.