Patricia Borns on Muck Rack

Patricia Borns

Fort Myers, Florida
Growth and Development Reporter — Fort Myers News-Press
Covers:  healthcare, travel, environment, haiti, caribbean culture, racial and economic disparity, development and land use in southwest Florida, agriculture

Reporting on #SWFL growth + development at the Everglades' edge for @TheNewsPress + @USATODAYNETWORK. Pink = shallow wetlands.

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I report on growth and development in southwest Florida on the Everglades' edge. Previously I reported on social justice and healthcare in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and at the Miami Herald in partnership with Kaiser Family Foundation. My reporting has won awards for public service, watchdog, l...

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@PatriciaBorns — 1,839 followers, 6,608 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

RT @calusawater: @TheNewsPress another great job by @PatriciaBorns , keep asking, the public has a right to know

Nov 21, 2017

@JimattheBank I don't think it's in The News-Press budget, Jim. But I wonder if the attorneys involved will do some independent testing.

Nov 21, 2017

Teens are learning city #hacking techniques to transform a bad #FortMyers intersection. Yes, you can try this at ho… 

Nov 20, 2017

With no explanation and without making the test results available, the City of #FortMyers is calling for off-site testing around its old sludge site in Dunbar.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at the Miami Herald.

How is social media changing news?

It is the news.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Most of us are regional, community journalists, so it takes more work to make your pitch relevant.