Lisa McKinnon on Muck Rack

Lisa McKinnon

Central Coast, California
Staff Writer — Ventura County Star

Eat, drink, explore through California's 805 area code w/ an occasionally cranky journalist from the Ventura County Star / USA TODAY NETWORK.

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@805foodie — 7,380 followers, 32,119 tweets

Oxnard @TGIFridays is closed. The biz phone rings unanswered, and corporate posts continue on its Facebook page, which otherwise lists the location as “permanently closed.”
@kirstiehettinga I remember when the SF Chronicle printed its Sunday Arts section on pink paper. (Maybe they still do?) Does that count? 😉 #pinkie
RT @visitbuellton: That's right, this Sunday it's getting Chili (Fest) in Buellton! 🍷🌶️🍺 The 5th Buellton Wine & Chili Festival is... http…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Non paying? That would be the story I wrote for my high school newspaper about a fellow student with an art show in the campus library.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A manual, even. One of the newspapers where I spent a summer internship was decidedly Old School.

How is social media changing news?

Faster, faster pussycat.