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Leigh Giangreco

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Washington, DC
Defence Aviation Reporter — Flightglobal
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Defence aviation reporter @FG_Defence. Former @InsideDefense. Buffalonian, @americanu & @nardinacademy alumna. Pronounced Lee John-Greko

What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote feature pieces on local music for the high school tabloid, NeXt, in the Buffalo News.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I grew up typing letters and short stories to my grandmother on her typewriter. I have it now, though there's no ribbon in it.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is not replacing news but is a good supplement. Twitter can give great updates, but a reporter should be prudent while citing.

Awards

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2011 - Feature Writing
SPJ Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award The Mark of Excellence Awards honor the best collegiate journalism in the U.S. SPJ Region 2 includes Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. This year, the contest received more than 4,000 entries across SPJ’s 12 regions. 1st prize in feature writing for feature piece on 10th anniversary of 9/11