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Jason Whong

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Maryland, USA

I keep @MDDailyRecord fresh and geek the news tech for @BridgeTowerMed. Alum of @stargazette, @pressconnects; Grad @ICParkSchool. Photo, Mac nerd. RT≠agree. 미국.

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Biography

Jason Whong has worked in daily news environments since 2004. He has been a clerk, a photographer, a reporter and a digital editor. He has also written freelance articles for technology publications since 2001.

Currently: Digital Editor at The Daily Record.

As seen in the Star-Gazette (Elmira, N....

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@jbwhong — 1,710 followers, 9,684 tweets

Sep 25, 2017

Not in the newsroom today. Taking care of some family business.

Sep 23, 2017

@spitesprite I'll have to keep you in suspense. As I began re-assembling, it became my turn to watch the baby.

Sep 23, 2017

@spitesprite There was one cable I could not locate, which could mean I shredded it...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Not counting freelance work, I started as a clerk.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Do you need my opinion on this?

Awards

John Jay / H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellowship

2014 - Criminal Justice Reporting
Selected based on merit and on a reporting proposal to attend the Ninth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America in February 2014 at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, by the college's Center on Media, Crime and Justice.

Best of Gannett competition: second place

2012 - Watchdog Journalisim
For systematically chronicling a long history of failure to monitor safety and fire alarm issues at Elmira's First Arena for the Star-Gazette.