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Paula Wethington

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Monroe MI
Social Media Reporter — Monroe News

I do website, social media and newsroom things for @monroenews. 🎓: @uofsc Local news at @monroenewspaula and other topics here 👩🏻‍💻

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Biography

My professional goal is to fill the gap between journalism and digital media so that people who are busy with their own lives get news and lifestyle information they want and need in the format they prefer and expect. I'm a reporter with more than 25 years experience at daily newspapers in Ohio a...

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@WethingtonPaula — 9,466 followers, 19,158 tweets

I just watched this. Amazing take on the #facebookupdate. Spoiler alert: he’s a Steelers fan. (Go Browns!)  https://twitter.com/isocialfanz/status/953019097041850368 
RT @tide: What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else. Eating a Tide POD is a BAD IDEA, and we asked our… https://t.co/X0QqVnvJCX
A Fifth Third Bank in Frenchtown Township was robbed today, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office is seeking information  http://ow.ly/jN6030hOPj6 
RT @SophieZo: When you get to know your followers via social media sites and the more you tailor your content to meet your audien… https://t.co/EnZjfN3Jw2
Intriguing. But it only makes sense if even the smallest communities get this feature. (Or at least all those recognized as MSA.) #facebookupheaval  https://www.recode.net/2018/1/10/16871480/facebook-local-news-section-journalism 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job in the news business was delivering newspapers! My first job in what became my journalist career was as a copy runner.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I took an electric typewriter to college. Computers were in the library labs, and I did use them. But many of my papers were typed.

How is social media changing news?

News has become "What's happening now?" rather than "What happened yesterday?"