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Meaghan McDermott

Covers:  hearts and flowers, police, government, data journalism, public schools

Pop culture geek. Data nerd. Westsider. Friendly misanthrope. Surly cuss. I ask pesky questions for the @dandc Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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Meaghan M. McDermott is a member of the Democrat and Chronicle’s investigative team, focusing on suburban communities and data analysis. She’s covered everything from backyard chickens to a bullied school bus driver and looked into topics including corruption within the ranks of a local police de...

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@meagmc — 3,946 followers, 23,332 tweets

Jun 25, 2017

RT @kmagnuson: MUST READ for #ROC area readers: Plan 2014 facts & fallacies RE lake levels  via @DandC's @SOrrr1 @me

Jun 25, 2017

RT @seanlahman: North Street still closed from Clifford to St Jacob as investigation of last night's shooting of RPD officer contin…

Jun 25, 2017

RT @seanlahman: Statement from RPD on shooting of officer Jeremy Nash

Jun 25, 2017

RT @RochesterNYPD: To view Chief Ciminelli's press conference about the shooting of RPD Officer Nash, go to the RPD's Facebook page.

Jun 24, 2017

RT @gcraig1: Could imagine Quebue Sisters in radio scene on Oh Brother. Fun show . True throwbacks. Great intro @meagmc #ROCDCJAZZ

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Covering some of Rochester's east-side suburbs for the Democrat and Chronicle.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Keyboarding was my first-period class in my senior year of high school. I was late every day. Mrs. LoBiondo said I would never be a typist.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is opening up the news, making it more accessible and immediate.