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Randi Shaffer

Chicago, IL
Digital News Editor — Chicago Tribune

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

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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.

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@RandiMShaffer — 1,907 followers, 30,153 tweets

"The same can be said for all those skiers representing snow-challenged countries such as the Philippines, Eritrea and Pakistan." ...lol what? Pakistan? Snow-challenged? That's like visiting southern Texas and then declaring the U.S. "snow-challenged."  http://trib.in/2CBtU4O 
Spirit Airlines: “Purchase Bags For Your Upcoming Flight Now!” Me, shoving all my belongings into my college JanSport: https://t.co/RLfuVNGTO5
@czach1r @Will_Axford (Am always v jealous of Harry Potter world though so have a butterbeer for me pls!)
@czach1r Texas to visit @Will_Axford's dumb face tomorrow, then Europe (backpacking Italy, Belgium, Czechia and Spain) next week.
@czach1r Part of me is jealous, but I'll be leaving for vacation tomorrow so I'm not THAT jealous. 🤗
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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.