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Randi Shaffer

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Chicago, IL
Digital News Editor — Chicago Tribune

Digital news editor at @chicagotribune. Coffee fiend. Ravenclaw.

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Biography

Social media at the Chicago Tribune. Former reporter with Digital First Media and MLive Flint. Central Michigan University BA and MSA. Lover of coffee, puppy GIFs and hockey.

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first ever experience reporting was for my college newspaper. My first post-grad job was reporting for my college town's newspaper.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! I actually own a 1920s Underwood Standard Portable. It makes a really great conversation starter.

How is social media changing news?

How isn't it changing news? I couldn't possibly answer this question with these character limits.