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As seen in:  NPR, Fast Company, GOOD, WNYC
Covers:  social enterprise, business, environment, transportation, tech, technology, impact investing
Doesn't Cover: health

I tell true stories @NPR's @planetmoney // Prof at @CUNYJschool // Formerly @WNYC @GOOD // For fun: @TeamBlinky

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.

Global Road Deaths at All-Time Low, but U.S. Still Ranks Poorly on Safety — Safety is improving on roads around the world -- but mostly for drivers and passengers in wealthier countries. A study from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development's transportation arm finds that although 2012 was a record low year for traffic fatalities, safety for pedestrians isn't increasing as fast as it is car occupants.

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.
Feb 22, 2015

ICYMI: I called up a bunch of new friends to talk about phones in Bratislava and freak outs at the doctors' office

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.
Feb 04, 2015

Listen as @manoushz confronts the maker of Two Dots bc it's so addictive

Feb 04, 2015

Went on a binge & deleted 4 apps! RT @WNYC: Bored and Brilliant challenge 3: delete an app. #NTCdelete

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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.
Feb 03, 2015

For #BAB today it's No Photo Day. So I just looked at the shimmering ice on the cast iron railings. It was good.

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 — Join Note to Self 's Bored and Brilliant project, a week of challenges to help you detach from y our phone and spend more time thinking creatively. 1. SIGN UP HERE to get our six days of challenges in your inbox each morning. What it's like to get bored and brilliant with New Tech City...
Jan 12, 2015

@newtechcity project Bored & Brilliant sounds interesting. Looks like it only uses an iPhone app, tho. Too bad.

Jan 12, 2015

@bswenson18 @qz I promise not to write off yoga if you take the Bored and Brilliant challenge!

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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.
Jan 07, 2015

Great @newtechcity essay on using voicemail to remember lost loved ones by @leshorn. Saved my mom's messages too.

Jan 07, 2015

RT @WNYC: One woman's story of coping with her father's death through his voicemails:

Jan 07, 2015

Touching @WNYC story, even though I loathe listening to voicemail (notoriously incapable of doing so at previous job)…

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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.
Dec 24, 2014

Science says screens are keeping you up at night. It's worse than we thought. Listen, and then please get some rest:

Dec 24, 2014

RT @manoushz: Science says screens are keeping you up at night. It's worse than we thought. Listen, and then please get some rest:

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.
Dec 03, 2014

The latest New Tech City is out: I confront my personal trainer + admit I've been thinking of swapping him for an app

Dec 03, 2014

Good news, journalists! Robots probably won't replace editors/reporters RT @WNYC: Jobs most likely to be automated:

Dec 08, 2014

In which @alexgoldmark puts his friends through a modern Turing Test to see if they can tell his assistant is a robot

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Oct 05, 2015

RT @planetmoney: For a story on inflation c. 1980, we're looking for anecdotes. Remember a crazy price hike? A ridiculously high mortgage rate? Tell us.

Oct 05, 2015

Flint, Mich. wanted to save money. So it switched water supply to one with lead pipes. Good reporting from @lzsmitty

Oct 05, 2015

This should be the most boring Fed article. But its actually one of the best. Yellen footnotes explained by @ylanmui

Oct 05, 2015

In the biggest story in the world... global poverty is falling. About 10% of humans live in extreme poverty.…

Oct 04, 2015

Man Canal Street has come a long way from the electronics, plastics and foam padding shops. #nyc

Oct 04, 2015

@emptywheel @fmanjoo @jbarro weather is too nice. Us NYCers need grit and struggle to overcome and then complain/brag about.

Oct 02, 2015

@rustyk5 @sarahjeong @anildash and any group of literature people could sit around and write Walden over a weekend. #sigh

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