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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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Jul 28, 2017

@NYHammond Understood, although the ratio of teachers to administrators should make that somewhat apparent.

Jul 28, 2017

RT @servpro8196: Spencerport Canal Days this weekend 7/29 & 30. Classic cars, vendors , carnival rides and delicious food !…

Jul 28, 2017

If not teachers, what else should schools spend the bulk of their money on? 

Jul 28, 2017

@blowellcandc @Tavi59 Side mirrors rusted off within 3 yrs (recycled steel) and in '84 my father just abandoned it on some city street with the keys inside

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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.