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Meaghan McDermott

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

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Biography

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 — 4,471 followers, 26,218 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

RT @sandra_doorley: Thanks to @meagmc for your great reporting & to our Child Abuse Unit who work tirelessly on behalf of our children! htt…

Sep 24, 2017

RT @TopaMD: @david_andreatta @meagmc @DandC This article should serve as a call to action -the county can enact programs to pre…

Sep 24, 2017

@sandra_doorley Thank you very much Sandy. My heart truly goes out to the people who see horrific abuse every day and have the strength to keep fighting

Sep 23, 2017

RT @TheOnion: Tylenol Releases New Black Bile Gel Caps For People With Unbalanced Humors  https://trib.al/tWu1Tox  https://t.co/Q4vIngX2u8

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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.