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Patricia Kitchen

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:

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 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.

Nassau police: Driver punched Lynbrook cops at traffic stop — A Long Beach man was arrested Thursday night in Lynbrook after he punched three Lynbrook police officers at a traffic stop, Nassau County police said. Stopped in a 2003 Honda for proceeding through a red light at Peninsula Boulevard and Olive Place, Jose Ponce-Castro, 26, "was observed to have glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person," Nassau police said Friday in a news release.

Storm like Hurricane Matthew would be ‘devastating’ here, experts say — If Hurricane Matthew were to hit Long Island's South Shore as a Category 3 storm, the effects would be "devastating," flooding homes and businesses along the coast and potentially overwashing barrier islands, experts said.

Hurricane Matthew damages mission in Haiti run by Hamptons church — An outreach mission in Haiti, run for the past 34 years by a Southampton church, sustained considerable wind and flood damage from Hurricane Matthew, which hit nation's southwestern peninsula hard on Tuesday morning.

Nassau: First reported West Nile virus death on Long Island in 2 years — A resident from the Town of Hempstead who had contracted West Nile virus has died, a spokeswoman for the Nassau County health department said Tuesday. It is the first death of a person with West Nile to be reported in the past two years on Long Island.

Hurricane Matthew’s path may take it south of LI Sunday, NWS says — It's still too early to make calls on how Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm in the Caribbean, might impact the Northeast coast, the National Hurricane Center said. But as of its 11 a.m. update, the cone of uncertainty on its forecast map was extended north to include Long Island.

Hurricane Matthew models diverge as to U.S. track, advisory says — While it's far too early to be talking about potential impacts on Long Island, forecasters do have their eyes trained on Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that's moving over the southern Caribbean. As of 11 a.m.

National Weather Service aims to improve communication with public — Forecasting the likes of blizzards and tropical storms involves high-level analysis of masses of data, with sophisticated computer models continuously cranking out updates. How the National Weather Service communicates to the public its outlook for hazardous conditions is quite a different matter.

Police: Gunman robs discount card store in East Patchogue — Fifth squad detectives are investigating a Monday morning robbery at an East Patchogue discount card store, Suffolk County police said. At 10:40 a.m. a man displaying a handgun stole an undetermined amount of cash from 50 Percent Off Cards & Gifts, in the 600 block of Montauk Highway, a police spokeswoman said.

Suffolk: 2 more mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus — With two more mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus, the total for the year is up to 138 in Suffolk County, health officials reported Monday. The new samples, Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18 in Port Jefferson Station and Bridgehampton.

Suffolk County planning aerial mosquito spraying of marshes — Aerial spraying of area salt marshes - with an eye on controlling mosquito larvae - is planned for Thursday and Friday, Suffolk County health officials said. Marshes in areas of the towns of Babylon, Islip, Brookhaven, Southampton, East Hampton, Riverhead and Southold are to be sprayed between the hours of 5 a.m.
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Oct 22, 2016

RT @Refugees: We're hiring a producer/editor to tell refugees' stories. Come make social media videos with us! #journalism

Oct 21, 2016

Better cull through, put LinkedIn skills/endorsements in order: first 3 are now highlighted on mobile app. See more: 

Oct 21, 2016

FREE: 5,000+ LinkedIn Learning courses, including in top skills. Oct. 24 to 30. Do it! #WeekOfLearning 

Oct 20, 2016

Learn to think like a futurist with this new game – your career future depends on it. 

Oct 20, 2016

Oh, to be a student again and have career resources like this conference from @NYWICI! (Please spread the word.) 

Oct 19, 2016

A new approach for #LinkedIn endorsements – why not check your mobile app, and let’s see where this is taking us! 

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