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Matt Buedel

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Crime Reporter — Peoria Journal Star
Covers:  police policy, fire training, police training, police technology, fire response, police affairs, fire coverage, victim interviews, crime, public safety
Doesn't Cover: medical, response

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Matt Buedel covers crime and police for the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois, and serves as an adjunct professor of journalism for his alma mater, Bradley University. He broke the story about the police raid of a Peoria house over the parody @peoriamayor Twitter account.

What was your first job as a journalist?

lowly intern

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I am that old.

How is social media changing news?

Forcing more interaction/responsiveness/timeliness. Particularly in breaking news situations, the old methods must be reinvented.