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Davin McHenry

Davin McHenry is the web editor, responsible for managing The Hechinger Report website. He has spent the last decade working on news websites, including previously at the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. While in Bakersfield he rose from county government reporter to assistant city editor to web editor. He also wrote a lousy novel, had two plays produced locally and restored two classic cars. Before that he worked as a reporter in Hanford, Ca. and Goleta, Ca. And before that, time did not exist and all was still.

Recent Stories

Apple gets into the e-textbook business

In a hyped press conference today, Apple announced that the company is getting into the e-textbook game. Here are the highlights: -iPad owners will now be able to buy e-textbooks…

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