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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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RT @vfreile: Brockport man completes 2018 Iditarod in Alaska (places 31st out of the 67 mushers who started the race!)…
RT @AP_Politics: AP Exclusive: Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm routinely filed dozens of documents with New York City claimi…
RT @BostonGlobe: Ronnie Lippett is coping with serious cognitive deficiencies that doctors have told him are related to the head blo…
RT @pewjournalism: In our study of online news habits, we found that business news is more likely to be sought out than any other topi…
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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.