Deputy Head of News @nydailynews President @spj_tweets Ex-@nylawjournal Good journalism advocate. Usual RT/opinion disclaimer applies rbaker@nydailynews.com

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Biography

Rebecca Baker is an award-winning journalist who is deputy head of news at the New York Daily News, one of the largest newspaper/websites in the United States.
She is also president of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Rebecca previously was deputy editor-in-chief and managing editor of th...

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@RBakerNY — 1,668 followers, 8,313 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

RT @NiemanReports: The press is really popular in places where it’s most restricted  http://hvrd.me/A4n130fmfcv 

Sep 24, 2017

RT @jeremyscahill: Here is a quote from flaming leftist and Antifa member Antonin Scalia: https://t.co/xhznvpAMSP

Sep 24, 2017

RT @spj_tweets: SPJ is hiring a Development Manager to oversee all fundraising efforts for the Society & SDX Foundation. Details:…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Summer intern at KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh. I was 20 years old.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Sort of ... I used a word processor that was basically an electric typewriter with a four-line flip-up screen.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is making more news more available more quickly while pressuring journalists to report information before properly vetting it.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2011 - SPJ Member of the Year
I received the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Professional Member Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions of talent, truth and energy and maintaining the highest level of professionalism in the field of journalism"

New York Deadline Club Award

2011 - Reporting
Finalist for coverage of the Mayor Adam Bradley domestic violence scandal