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Tonya Andris-Whitaker

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Plano, TX
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
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Biography

For 13 years, Tonya Whitaker worked as a copy editor, page designer, and staff writer for five daily newspapers in Texas: The Port Arthur News, The Orange Leader, Brazosport Facts, The Huntsville Item, and the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Copy Editor for The Port Arthur News. I ended up having to hold a libelous story about a murder connected to one of our employees.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Funny question, but yes I have.

How is social media changing news?

Social media allows a closer connection with your audience. We no longer have to assume people are reading our content.