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Dan Petrella

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Chicago, IL
Business Source Editor — Chicago Tribune
Covers:  public safety, environmental issues, k-12 education, public records, business development, politics, local government, growth, technology

Business source editor at the @chicagotribune.

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@PetrellaReports — 1,582 followers, 4,337 tweets

Aug 11, 2017

RT @RobertChannick: Jim Kirk, Sun-Times editor/publisher, joins Tribune parent Tronc  http://fw.to/y714r3e 

Aug 11, 2017

RT @lschencker: More than 500,000 IL residents on Medicaid are about see changes in their coverage. State slashes in half # of Medicaid managed care orgs

Aug 11, 2017

"Chicago's very own" no more? @RobertChannick looks at what could be in store for WGN under Sinclair ownership: https://t.co/4h87JenL5c https://t.co/sC2E2DcKU9

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first full-time job was covering Riverside, Ill., for a semi-weekly called Suburban Life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used to use one all the time in grade school.

How is social media changing news?

It adds to the immediacy of information, which is incredibly powerful, but it also increases the chances of getting things wrong.