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Jennifer Preston
Works at The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Attended Boston University
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Why didn't city and state health commissioners  evacuate the nursing and adult homes in the "mandatory evacuation zone" before Sandy.? They did so during Irene. Sheri Fink, Michael Powell and I took a look at what were some of the factors that went into the decision.
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A must read for journalists: Google's Richard Gingras, who heads up news products, talks about the future of news at MIT's Center for Civic Media.
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I covered my first mass shooting when I was in my earlier twenties. It was on July 18, 1984.  Twenty-one people died after a man carrying three guns (just like the suspect in Colorado) walked into a McDonald's in San Ysidro, CA, just south of San Diego, and fired his weapons for 77 minutes before he was stopped. I was in San Francisco at the Democratic National Convention when I got the call from my editor at the Philadelphia Daily News to head south and find people who lost loved ones in what was then the worst mass killing in U.S. history. Working on the mass shooting story in Aurora, Colorado these past few days has brought back lots of grim memories. After all these years as a journalist, it doesn't get easier reporting these stories. It is harder.
WARNING: Graphic. James Oliver Huberty kills 21 people in a San Ysidro McDonald's Restaurant on July 18, 1984. Documentary with News Footage. McDonalds Massacre, McDonald's Massacre, McMurder, McMassa...
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The story behind the suicide bomber who was working for Saudi Arabia as an intelligence officer when he was dispatched by the Yemen branch of Al Qaeda last month.
In an extraordinary intelligence coup, the would-be suicide bomber dispatched by the Al Qaeda branch in Yemen last month infiltrated the terrorist group and volunteered for the mission, officials said...
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Sorry I missed the NYT's first Google+ hangout. I was in Brooklyn reporting a story about the use of social media by the Occupy movement. Looks like the "hangout" was a huge success.You can see the conversation with Sam Grobart and Jenna Wortham, though here.
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I saw it and had to do a double take. Impressed with that level of engagement +NYT!
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Vice President, Journalism, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, Fla.
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  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
    Vice President, Journalism, present
  • The New York Times Company
    Senior Editor, Social Media Editor, Staff Writer, 1995 - 2014
  • New York Newsday
    Deputy Editor, City Hall Bureau Chief, Circulation Marketing, 1984 - 1995
  • Philadelphia Daily News
    Staff Writer, 1981 - 1984
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I'm a reporter at The New York Times working on The Lede blog and covering social media.
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  • Boston University