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Patricia Kitchen

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New York, NY
Digital Reporter — Newsday
As seen in: Newsday, amNewYork
Covers:  the softer side of hard news, weather, social/digital career tips/tools/trends
Doesn't Cover: business, executives, corporate finance

@Newsday digital reporter; tweet on social/digital career tips, journalism, oddball things; SocMedia doctor, @cunyjschool's #smwknd; IG: instagram.com/patriciakitche

I’m a digital reporter on Newsday's news desk. As part of the real-time online team, I write for all platforms, with a focus on weather, as well as the softer side of hard news. A recent hit on the web was a profile of DogVinci, a canine who flunked out of assistance dog training, but found a new career as a professional artist, with his canvases selling for ...

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How to Pitch Patricia Kitchen

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How is social media changing news?

News is news, but now through social media channels more people are reporting it, some of whom verify, others not.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

The very vintage Walter Burns and Hildy Johnson in “His Girl Friday” (1940)

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Scanning for what’s new, finding/connecting with people in-the-know, presenting both sides, fact-checking, verifying, correcting when wrong.

Suffolk: 19 more mosquito samples test positive for West Nile

newsday.com — In Suffolk County 19 more mosquito samples, collected from Aug. 16 to 18, have tested positive for West Nile virus, county health officials said Friday. The samples collected were three in Holtsville, two each in Huntington Station, Smithtown and Commack and one each in Melville, Islip, Oakdale, East Hampton, Stony Brook, Huntington, Northport, North Patchogue , Yaphank and Rocky Point.

Suffolk County: More mosquito spraying scheduled

newsday.com — Suffolk County has scheduled ground spraying, weather permitting, for Thursday night and Friday morning using the pesticide Anvil, with an eye toward mosquito control, county health officials said. Spraying is planned for Friday from 5 to 8 a.m. for all streets in the community of West Gilgo Beach.

Ten Suffolk beaches closed, health officials say

newsday.com — As a result of bacteria found at levels higher than state standards, 10 beaches have been closed - or remain closed - to swimming, Suffolk County health officials said Wednesday.

DOT: Ramp closure overnight on Southern Parkway

newsday.com — The Franklin Avenue entrance ramp to the eastbound Southern State Parkway at Exit 16 in North Valley Stream is to be closed overnight, the state Department of Transportation said. The closure, from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, is to allow for guardrail repair and other maintenance, the DOT said.

Route 111 closed after car hits utility pole, police say

newsday.com — Route 111 in Hauppauge was closed Wednesday after an accident involving a car into a utility pole, Suffolk County police said. The closure, between Schoolhouse Lane and Kings Highway, is expected possibly to last through 10 p.m., police said. A 911 call reporting a vehicle on its side came in at 11:56 a.m., police said.

Police: Road closures during The Barclays at Bethpage Black

newsday.com — With a nod to The Barclays golf tournament at the Bethpage Black course at Bethpage State Park, motorists should be aware of local road closures starting Wednesday and lasting through Sunday, Nassau County police said. Drivers are advised to steer clear of the following from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LIE westbound closed after crash involving motorcycle

newsday.com — All westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway around Exit 52 in Dix Hills are closed after a crash that involved a motorcycle, Suffolk County police said. The call came in around 1:25 p.m., said police, who had no further information.

Suffolk County: More mosquito spraying set for Fire Island

newsday.com — Suffolk County has scheduled ground spraying on Fire Island, weather permitting, for Wednesday and Thursday using the pesticide Anvil, with an eye toward mosquito control, county health officials said. Spraying is planned for Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. for all streets in Fire Island Pines, Summer Club, Water Island and Atlantique.

Prayer group raises money to find missing Long Island nun

newsday.com — A fundraising initiative to help locate a nun from Long Island who's not been heard from since July 6 while visiting Austria has brought in more than $8,000 since its launch nearly two weeks ago.

Suffolk County: Mosquito spraying set for Fire Island

newsday.com — Suffolk County has scheduled ground spraying on Fire Island, weather permitting, for Tuesday and Wednesday using the pesticide Anvil, with an eye toward mosquito control, county health officials said. Spraying is planned for Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. for all streets in the communities of Ocean Beach, Seaview and Ocean Bay Park.
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Aug 26, 2016

Two-day event w/ artists, musicians, influencers “to celebrate music, diversity and unity.” cc: @ndmusic  https://twitter.com/sree/status/769218273523138561 

Aug 25, 2016

$15,000 and all the poison ivy they can eat - 7 Animals Pursuing Lucrative Career Paths in NYC  http://dnain.fo/2bgZwQd  #

Aug 24, 2016

Wake up wisdom: “It’s very hard to go back to sleep once your shoes are on.”  http://twitter.com/carlazanoni/status/768168484337483776 


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