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Nic Garcia

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Denver
Engagement Editor — Chalkbeat
Covers:  marriage equality, denver public schools, colorado education policy, colorado politics, theather, culture, lgbt, education

Engagement editor for @Chalkbeat. • I also know a lot about the gays. • Tips: ngarcia@chalkbeat.org or 303-446-7624.

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Biography

Enterprising writer, tenacious data-driven reporter, thorough and visionary editor. Proven ability to face challenges head-on and execute sound news judgment while facing short- and long-term deadlines. Confident, creative and qualified, with exceptional performance history in print and online me...

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@NicGarcia — 2,561 followers, 9,745 tweets

So happy I got to take time to listen to this chat with @emphasismc and Morris Price with David Duffield about intersection of #black and #gay history. https://t.co/kRgpdgaVGZ
#Gay men need not apply. Guess it’s a good thing @peterthiel is already married. https://t.co/oshiVynnKm
Oh man. That #SnatchGame was horrible. Second worst after Season 4. #allstars3
Just some light Thursday afternoon reading about nuclear war with NK: "Most of the experts I spoke to believe North Korea would use nuclear weapons at the beginning of a war — not at the end. "  https://www.vox.com/world/2018/2/7/16974772/north-korea-war-trump-kim-nuclear-weapon  via @voxdotcom
It’s important for the Post to ask you to pay incase that guy with $100 billion ever decides to not own the paper.  https://twitter.com/scottleadingham/status/957738484592033792 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Before college: I worked for a startup alt weekly ran by a mobster. After: Out Front, the fourth oldest LGBT news org in the world.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I only wish they made 'em with spellcheck.

How is social media changing news?

Awards

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - Political Enterprise Reporting
The Top of the Rockies is a regional journalism contest hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro Chapter. "Anger Spurs Action," was awarded first place for Political Enterprise Reporting in Division A. The story retraces the steps that led to one of the most historic moments at the Colorado General Assembly and how one community planned to hold Republican leaders accountable.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2014 - Political Enterprise Reporting
Second place for my story on Colorado's plans to move toward full marriage equality after the state's General Assembly passed civil union legislation.