Metro Columnist for @hartfordcourant. Former tabloid crime nightcrawler for @PhillyDailyNews. Tell me how you really feel:

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I cover crime, police business and other late-night craziness for the Philadelphia Daily News. Drop me a line:

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RT @davidfolkenflik: A lot of hurt & frustration in Chicago Tribune newsroom. Note: Tronc also owns NYDaily News, BaltSun, Hartford Courant…
This is from the @chicagotribune. I'm feeling that old, familiar toxic cocktail of anger and depression. 
Another casualty of corporate media bullshit, this time at the hands of @digitalfirst. I learned a lot on Colfax Ave., met one of my best friends (@mgwalks) there, and somehow weaseled my name onto a Pulitzer. Damn shame. 
@LtFoley This wasn't a knock against HPD, Chief. You guys do a good job during the bans. I was referring to another city agency.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for the Times News of the booming metropolis that is Lehighton, Pa.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's changing the way stories are "broken," and how we interact with our readers.