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Shelly Conlon

Waco, TX
Education Reporter — Waco Tribune-Herald‎
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Watchdog K-12 education reporter, covering policies and poverty @WacoTrib. Animal lover, hot cocoa drinker and regular #FOIA user. RTs≠ endorsements.

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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...

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.