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Matt Buedel

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Crime Reporter — Peoria Journal Star

Reporter @pjstar covering Caterpillar, industry and daily whims. Write me: Send docs:

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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.

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@JournoBuedel — 3,384 followers, 8,324 tweets

Nov 12, 2017

RT @knittaphd: Media: lying Mueller: lying Comey: lying Obama: lying Clinton: lying Judges: lying Sex assault accusers: lying Sci…

Nov 12, 2017

RT @jana_pruden: Spotted within the newsprint design of a cute purse: A 1996 story about a serious child abuse/child pornography cas…

Nov 11, 2017

".. he never stopped promoting the community..." former Peoria Mayor Dave Ransburg died Saturday. He was 78. 

Nov 06, 2017

Jerry McDowell changed my life: risked hiring me @pjstar in 1999, kept me after rehab, made me full time when my daughter was born. RIP

Nov 06, 2017

@PeterNickeas As you should. Thanks for the clarification.

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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.