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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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Nov 21, 2017

Rochester firm seeks to build huge trash incinerator in Seneca County  http://on.rocne.ws/2AWJOGD  via @DandC

Nov 21, 2017

Great investigative work - Per diems help pay for lawmakers' real-estate deals  http://on.rocne.ws/2jHEymR  via @DandC

Nov 20, 2017

RT @Noahpinion: 1/Quick thread on sexual harassment. A lot of men are surprised to find that most women have been harassed. Why?…

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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.