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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 — 1,726 followers, 9,715 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

The new funds are named ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF and the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF.  https://twitter.com/MDDailyRecord/status/931609620988268545 

Nov 15, 2017

Locally, Sodexo handles food services at the National Aquarium and the National Zoo.  https://twitter.com/MDDailyRecord/status/930825915919228934 

Nov 14, 2017

RT @MDDailyRecord: A Massachusetts laboratory services company is planning to close an animal facility in Maryland, and 57 people are…

Nov 08, 2017

Senator randomly targeted: The video was called “Ravens Fan Gets Caught Looking for Prostitutes on Craigslist During Game.” It used Sen. Zirkin’s photo. The narrator said: “Yikes. Ugh. I feel bad for this guy’s wife and kids.” Now the senator is suing. https://t.co/FVzqmLO6bG

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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.