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Shelly Conlon

Waco, TX
Education Reporter — Waco Tribune-Herald‎
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Education reporter @WacoTrib. Texan. Dog lover, constant hot cocoa drinker and regular #FOIA user. RTs≠ endorsements. Email news tips to

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I cover the ins and outs of how educators and lawmakers invest in your child's future on a local level for the Waco Tribune-Herald. Follow me for the latest news about Waco ISD, McLennan County's largest school district, and stories from the county's other 19 public school districts, charter scho...

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RT @TexasTribune: Hey, Texplainer: What would a government shutdown mean for Texas? Closed parks, temporary NASA closure and a whole lot…
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RT @wacotrib: A list on a state website includes pledges from Waco and Midway ISDs, but several other local districts are missing. 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Outside of high school, I was an intern at my local community paper before my senior year.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

The news cycle is now 24/7 on any platform, which can sometimes put an extra focus on feeding the beast rather than quality reporting.