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Rebekah Metzler is a political writer with U.S. News and World Report, who hails from the state of Maine where she covered state politics for the Lewiston Sun Journal and MaineToday Media. She spent much of 2012 covering the presidential campaign and particularly enjoyed her time on the road in s...

What was your first job as a journalist?

First paid job was as a political reporter for the Lewiston Sun Journal in Maine.

How is social media changing news?

Instead of one-off stories, the world is participating in a running conversation about what's happening - to powerful effect.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?