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Senior Producer, New Tech City and Transportation Nation — WNYC
As seen in:  WNYC, Fast Company, GOOD
Covers:  social enterprise, business, environment, transportation, tech, technology, impact investing
Doesn't Cover: health

Public radio #tech and #cities

Alex Goldmark's Biography

Public radio reporter at heart, I dabble in the digital now too. Senior Producer for WNYC's New Tech City, occasional transportation reporter. I also cover social enterprise for public radio programs, FastCoExist and other places. A bit more here or there, and teaching radio at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Former contributing editor for GOOD magazine.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancer for public radio.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

I am filling out a form for a website I don't fully understand.

There is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine — Reading this right now? Congratulations. You're winning. Yes, all of the usual corporate and government entities know you're here. Google remembers everything you've ever searched, BuzzFeed knows how you've scored on all their quizzes, and your cell phone provider knows who you talk to and who you sleep with.

Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories — Last week, we gave you some numbers. But numbers don't tell the whole story - or, in fact, any of your 19,100 stories. By asking you to put some thought into the ways you use your phones, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phones (or phone users) are alike.

Bored and Brilliant Challenge 3: Delete That App — Hello! Welcome to day two of our Bored and Brilliant challenge! If you're here for the first time, you'll want to catch up on The Case for Boredom and then challenge number one: Keep your phone in your pocket. Flurry Analytics defines a " mobile addict " as someone who launches apps more than 60 times a day.

Bored and Brilliant Challenge 2: Photo Free Day — Hello! Welcome to day two of our Bored and Brilliant challenge! If you're here for the first time, you'll want to catch up on challenge number one: Keep your phone in your pocket. Your instructions: See the world through your eyes, not your screen. Take absolutely no pictures today.

Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List — One of the most exciting developments in our Bored and Brilliant project so far has been the influx of thoughtful suggested reads from listeners. We figured we'd share the wealth. We're fine-tuning how to do this (and if you have ideas, please let us know).

Bored and Brilliant - WNYC

Seriously: Listen to Your Voicemail — Find a 20-something, a 30-something and a 40-something. If you're feeling especially experimental, add in a 70-something and a teenager. Say the word: "voicemail." Watch what happens. Voice messages - and the etiquette around them - are changing. Some people are rooting for voicemail to disappear completely from our communication repertoire.

Screens Really are a Nightmare for Sleep — (Ariana Tobin/New Tech City) May we suggest a holiday activity for the family? Sleep. Without screens. Get a lot of it. New research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that that bluish-glow from computers, smart phones and tablets is, in fact, keeping us up at night, and the impacts are worse than scientists previously suspected.

The Robots Are Here For Your Job, But You Have a Choice — (Wikimedia Commons) What are you willing to automate in your life? How much robot will you accept? This week, Manoush goes on a journey to find out what she's willing to automate in her life, what the right ratio of robot to human is. This, it turns out, is a personal choice.

Type "Hello" To Amy, Your Plucky Digital Personal Assistant — (Illustration by Fiona Carswell) Imagine a world where everyone could have a personal assistant to schedule meetings for them. Checking in with your team? Ask for it by next Friday and it shows up on your calendar a few minutes later. Drinks with friends? Handled. This is no longer the luxury of executives.
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Mar 28, 2015

@Detour @jpbarlow you did a phenomenal job delivering intimacy and humanity and surprise on this one.

Mar 28, 2015

Somehow I stumbled on this scene while taking an audio tour by jpbarlow & @detour. So beautiful. But…

Mar 27, 2015

How geeky am I? I'm excited to take CalTrain from SF to Silicon Valley & count this as relaxation time on a busy trip? #transitnerd

Mar 26, 2015

RT @chancebar: After 3 years SEC passes Equity #Crowdfunding rules. Live in 60 days. Soon non-accrediteds (everyday people) can invest @crowdfunder

Mar 26, 2015

@AGoldmund @benadair name doppelgangers on all platforms. Btw, I think I get half your old mail these days.

Mar 25, 2015

This Arkansas bill would let bosses force employees to friend them on Facebook.

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