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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 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.

12 new samples test positive for West Nile virus, officials say

newsday.com — With 12 new mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus, the total for the year is now up to 18 in Suffolk County, health officials reported on Friday. The new samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected July 20 and 21 in Farmingville, Selden, Port Jeff Station, Stony Brook, Huntington Station, Northport, Greenlawn, Commack, Shelter Island, and Holtsville.

Rep. Lee Zeldin: MacArthur Airport’s weather experts will remain

newsday.com — The question of whether the role of on-the-ground meteorologists at Long Island MacArthur Airport will be turned over to air traffic controllers has been answered - at least for now. The airport's contract weather observation station, one of 57 stations the Federal Aviation Administration was considering closing, is to remain open, according to a statement from the office of Rep.

Suffolk: 2 beaches closed to swimming due to bacteria

newsday.com — As a result of bacteria found at levels higher than state standards, Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, in the town of Islip, and Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore have been closed to swimming, Suffolk County health officials said Thursday.

2 Suffolk beaches reopen for swimmers, officials say

newsday.com — After samples showed water quality to be at acceptable levels, Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst were reopened for swimming, Suffolk County health officials said Friday. The beaches were closed Tuesday because of elevated bacteria levels. Residents can check for information on affected beaches at the county's beach hotline, 631-852-5822.

Several Suffolk lakes house harmful algae, DEC says

newsday.com — Sampling of a number of lakes in Suffolk County this week confirmed in some the widespread presence of harmful algae, which produce or have potential to produce toxins, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Friday. The blooms fall under the category of fresh water blue-green algae, a DEC spokeswoman said.

Prayer service set for Sister Eileen Christie, missing nun

newsday.com — A prayer service for the safe return of Sister Eileen Christie, a member of Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood and last heard from July 6 while visiting Austria, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport. Sister Eileen, 72, a retired St.

Suffolk: Copiague, Lindenhurst beaches closed to swimming

newsday.com — As a result of bacteria found at levels higher than state standards, Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst have been closed to swimming, Suffolk County health officials said Tuesday.

Suffolk: Copiague, Lindenhurst beaches closed to swimming

newsday.com — As a result of bacteria found at levels higher than state standards, Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst have been closed to swimming, Suffolk County health officials said Tuesday.

Hofstra University to host presidential debate

amny.com — Hofstra University will host a presidential debate on Sept. 26, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday. Hofstra is getting the debate because it was the alternate site and the initial host has backed out, the commission said. "The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again," it said in a statement.

Hofstra University to host presidential debate

newsday.com — Hofstra University will host a presidential debate on Sept. 26, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday. Hofstra is getting the debate because it was the alternate site and the initial host has backed out, the commission said. "The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again," it said in a statement.
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Jul 27, 2016

RT @carlazanoni: Many versions of @WSJ Page One - Bill came first, then switched to @HillaryClinton when she appeared #DemsInPhilly https://t.co/apJJvPjRRy


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