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 — 1,838 followers, 6,517 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

@FlLandWater @Stella_Rouse It's really disturbing, but criminal intent in deleting public records is hard to prove.

Sep 24, 2017

Antigua officials + private interests are using Barbuda's fragile state to end a land rights law favoring islanders. 

Sep 24, 2017

@stephk911 Dry clothes, tarps, water, food (and housing) esp. needed. Locally Gulf Coast Comm. Foundation + SWFL Comm. Foundation have set up funds.

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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.