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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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For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins - Los Angeles Arts - Publi...

For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins - Los Angeles Arts - Publi...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Travel writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

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.

'Entourage' Music Supervisor Scott Vener May Just Have the Next Big Music App

edit.billboard.com — Scott Vener sits on a burgundy sofa at the Palihouse Hotel in Hollywood, sipping coffee while scrolling through emails on his MacBook. Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs sit nearby, but Vener's unfazed. He was the music supervisor for the TV shows Entourage, How to Make It in America and 90210.

Tinder buys Tappy

latimes.com — Tinder, the West Hollywood-based dating app, announced Monday it will buy Tappy, a disappearing-photo messenging app similar to Snapchat. Tinder already has a similar feature called Moments. So why buy Tappy?

For Marketplace Radio Journalists, Midnight Is When the Workday Begins

laweekly.com — "Stephen, how's your eye?" Ethan Lindsey asks. It's 3:30 a.m. Outside in downtown Los Angeles, it's the dead of night, but inside the Frank Stanton Studios on Figueroa Boulevard, it's the heart of the work "day" for the Marketplace Morning Report overnight shift. And things are bustling. While most of...

Brands Are Betting that this 25 Year Old Power Influencer Can Make You Buy Stuff

delmondo.co — It's 90 degrees in Los Angeles and Dennis Hegstad is wearing all-black. Black Zara faux leather pants, black Vans, black Ray Ban sunglasses. The oppressive October sun beats down as Hegstad sips from a bottle of kombucha outside a coffee shop. Tilting his head to avoid the glare, wispy long blond locks fall into his...

I Looked A Wild Polar Bear In The Eye

indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com — Standing just a few feet away, I looked into the eye of a wild polar bear, scrawny and gaunt from going a summer without food. It felt like visiting Jurassic Park. I can't help but feel a profound sadness when we lock eyes. A sense that these majestic animals know what's happening.

Protecting the Peace in Polar Bear Land

outsideonline.com — Bob Windsor has spent the last six years keeping the streets safe in the arctic town of Churchill -or at least trying to. Even with less than a dozen blocks to protect, the Manitoba conservation officer and his small staff are heavily outnumbered. That's because every November hundreds of culprits stalk the town and its 800 residents.

How To Shoot A Polar Bear - With Live Video

indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com — Every year, hundred of polar bears gather near a remote town in northern Canada, waiting for sea ice to freeze. It's the largest gathering of bears you can get close to and the best opportunity you have to bring home a trophy - a photograph like this one.

The Multi-Million-Dollar Tenth Of A Second

fastcompany.com — Earlier this year, at a football stadium in Orange County, fifteen NFL hopefuls were suited up in pads, helmets, and yards of athletic tape. They also had on some less familiar gear that day: several body sensors and the Zephyr BioHarness, a chest-strap that monitors heart and breathing rate, posture, and GPS.

Brands Are Betting Billions That This 25-Year-Old Power Influencer Can Make You Buy Stuff

fastcompany.com — It's 90 degrees in Los Angeles and Dennis Hegstad is wearing all-black. Black Zara faux leather pants, black Vans, black Ray Ban sunglasses. The oppressive October sun beats down as Hegstad sips from a bottle of kombucha outside a coffee shop.

How Neil Gaiman Stays Creative In An Age Of Constant Distraction

fastcompany.com — The great German writer and realpolitik statesman Goethe once said "talent is nurtured in solitude." The only way to achieve true creativity, then, was to become "a child of solitude." But in our culture of constant connectivity, is solitude still needed, let alone possible?
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Jan 27, 2015

Today's the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation. Faces of heroes #auschwitzsurvivors #mydayinla #NeverForget http://t.co/HyKs27UL54

Jan 26, 2015

100 grams of foie gras, half a pound of filet mignon, a nice Italian red, life is great.

Jan 25, 2015

A week ago I was fighting the New York winter, now I'm back home with 80* warmth while the #blizzardof2015 rages. I'm never leaving again.

Jan 22, 2015

63 months in prison for #BarrettBrown. Is this justice? This is a complicated case, but the US government is clearly making an example here.

Jan 21, 2015

The Woody Allen of social... RT @TaylorNikolai I'm not cool enough to skateboard

Jan 21, 2015

I want to know the finances behind @serial. It was donation based but when did funds come &how were they distributed? @omarg @wjchat #wjchat

Jan 21, 2015

Success is the biggest aphrodisiac RT @CarlosGil83: @BULLDOGDRUMMOND “Purpose fuels passion and passion is addictive #tchat #brand” Preach!!



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