Amy Z. Quinn is locally grown and believes news, like a tomato, is best locally sourced. She's covered city and Shore, hard news and features, written for far-flung bureaus and big-city editorial pages. She's been a blogger, journalism teacher and social media coach. These days, you'll often find her find her behind the NewsWorks accounts on Twitter and Facebook, in her role as Social Media Strategist. That's a fancy way of saying Amy's job is to use social media tools to bring the great work of WHYY journalists to you, and to be part of the conversation and community in the Philadelphia area. In other current and former journalism jobs and gigs, Amy has written news and opinion for the Asbury Park Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia City Paper and others. She's blogged at her own site, Citizen Mom, on and off since 2004, and has written and edited for McClatchyDC.com, Phawker, and others.

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