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Co-Founder @DelmondoNY | Published @FastCompany @LATimes @BBC @Mashable @Gizmodo @Marketplace @Billboard @RWW @TechReview @LAWeekly @outsidemagazine etc

Adam Popescu's Biography

I've worked in print, online, radio, everything but TV. I've also managed Twitter accounts for news organizations.

I respect the web, for its reach, and use social media as a platform, but marry those skills with the traditional journalism background of real writing and reporting.

I'm a graduate of Pitzer College (BA in creative writing) and have a master's in journalism from Syracuse University.

I've ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Travel writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

Social media has become the news. It's moved beyond a platform to share information to become one of the "news" topic of the last few years.

Inside The Secret Summit Where Masters Of The Universe Bond, Brand, Bleed In Navy SEAL Training — "It pays to be a winner, it pays to be a winner, it pays to be a winner!" The words tumble out through the heavy panting of about 25 exhausted thirtysomethings, from lips covered in sand and sweat. The sun peers through the clouds, illuminating the inhabitants of the beach, who dot the sand like a troop of emperor penguins.

#PoliticsOfTheBusiness-Episode VII-Sports & NPR Journalists — Share On this episode of POTB, Adam Popescu chats with Josh Gross and Avishay Artsy about the strange business of journalism, how to make a living out of it (albeit not the most lucrative one), and whether or not all that sacrifice will one day afford them enough money to be homeowners (unlikely).

A ROUND OF MOONSHOTS — Astro Teller, Google X's captain of moonshots, recently opened up about self-driving cars and Project Loon, an attempt to use floating balloons to deliver worldwide WiFi. "Moonshots" are Google's big attempts to make life better-ten times better to be exact. These risky experiments that the tech company is making often can fail.

#POLITICSOFTHEBUSINESS-EPISODE VI-LATINO ENTREPRENEURSHIP — Share This week Adam Popescu sits down with Nation Builder's Juan Vasquez and Lawrence Cisneros, the founder of the alcohol-infused juice company In Spirit. The trio talk Latino entrepreneurship, Boyle Heights and East L.A., gentrification, and the role of technology in shaping youth culture.

BRANCHING OUT BEYOND THE HALFPIPE — Your odds of winning an Olympic gold medal are not great. Just the opportunity to compete takes equal parts skill, timing, and a generous touch of heavenly luck. What about the odds for someone accomplishing all this when they're born with a congenital heart defect? And two open-heart surgeries before their first birthday?

BOSS UP | Smashd — In a head-to-toe trench coat and vintage dress, dripping in Hermes, a sparkly diamond engagement ring, and Christian Louboutin heels, Sophia Amoruso doesn't look like the typical startup founder. But her moves and success are text book-even if her pedigree wasn't.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, QUINCY JONES — The word "legend" gets thrown around a lot in the entertainment business. But Quincy Jones is a legend. His career has spanned six decades and just as many titles: Producer, musician, conductor, composer, the list goes on and on. Twenty seven Grammy wins, 79 nominations, seven Academy Award nominations, one Oscar.

#POLITICSOFTHEBUSINESS-EPISODE V-DJ LIFE — Share On this episode of POTB, Adam Popescu debuts the new EP "Legacy" by the Dutch DJ duo Nouveaubeats. The DJs talk their journey to L.A., how they make music, the marketing campaign behind their new record, and what motivates them. New episodes every Tuesday at 7 pm PST on's Skee 24/7 channel, or download the free app.

YOUTUBE TURNS 10 — On April 23, 2005, a grainy, amateurish 18-second video about zoo elephants was shot and uploaded to a private video sharing site. A few weeks later, the video, and the site, were made public. And millions watched. That site was YouTube, and this month, the now Google-owned behemoth is celebrating its 10 th anniversary.

ROCKSTARS as VCs — It seems like all of us want to be someone else. No matter who we are or what we do, it just isn't good enough. Wait, wait, before you delve into self-loathing, let's shelve the childhood dreams of life as a firefighter or doctor. We're talking about something much more adult, something much deeper-and fiscally focused.
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May 21, 2015

RT @rsafian: Inside a branding summit loved by @ShaunWhite and other @fastcompany MCPers… by @adampopescu via @FastCompany

May 21, 2015

My @FastCompany feature on @PTTOW… A secret club with a combined brand portfolio of $68 B, 1/3 of US media investments

May 20, 2015

.@wjchat who leads the way in listening? Folks who can translate a convo into a compelling story and make a living off it #wjchat

May 20, 2015

RT @delmondoNY: ICYMI: Last night's #PoliticsOfTheBusiness. @adampopescu interviews MMA writer @yay_yee & public radio's @heyavishay http:/…

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