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New York City
Homepage Director — Time Magazine
As seen in:  Time Magazine, Mashable
Covers:  Transparency, Stem, Global News, Politics, Social Media, Open Government, Technology

Homepage Director @TIME. I serve at the pleasure of the Internet.

John V. Lynn '83 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

2010 - Student Journalism
This award is for an undergraduate who excels in journalistic activity on campus. I received it for my work as News Director and later Station Manager of SUNY Geneseo's 89.3 WGSU.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm actually in the process of repairing a 1930s-era Royal.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#PewPew. Thanks, @NASA!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Always e-mail. It helps me sort pitches into folders and keep a record of conversations.

Why Apple Pay's Competitor Makes More Sense for Wal-Mart — Wal-Mart is among the biggest retailers not accepting Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payment system that got underway last week to rousing early success. The big box behemoth is instead going with a different, decidedly lower-tech solution called CurrentC, a mobile wallet developed by a group of merchants, Wal-Mart included, called MCX.

Apple Store Refused to Sell iPad, iPhone to Iranian Customers [REPORT] — Did Apple Store employees in Alpharetta, Ga., refuse to sell an iPhone and an iPad to Farsi-speaking customers because they said they would be sending at least one of the devices to a friend in Iran? That's what Sarah Sabet, a U.S. citizen of Iranian heritage, told WSB-TV, calling the experience "discrimination" and "very hurtful."

Google's New Inbox Email App Is Missing This 1 Feature — Learning how to use Inbox, Google's new algorithm-based email app, is like learning how to drive stick: It's intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's hard to imagine going back.

This 1 Number Shows Why Retailers Shouldn't Turn Off Apple Pay — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday that users of the company's new mobile payments system, Apple Pay, registered 1 million cards on the service in its first three days. That's bad news for two of the nation's top drug stores, CVS and RiteAid, which are disabling the already-installed register technology upon Apple Pay relies.

Canada Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers Hailed As Hero After Gun Attack — OTTAWA - The security chief at Canada's national parliament was hailed a hero Thursday, credited with shooting a gunman who was on the loose in the building after earlier killing a soldier. Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was given huge and sustained applause as lawmakers returned to business.

Watch Hockey Fans Sing 'O Canada' After Attack — Hockey games typically only start with Canada's national anthem when there's a Canadian team on the ice - Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary or Winnipeg. But that wasn't the case on Oct. 22, when the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted their rival Philadelphia Flyers just hours after a Canadian soldier was shot and killed in an attack outside Parliament in Ottawa.

Police: Soldier Shot at War Memorial in Ottawa — OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been by an unknown gunman. Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired, and witnesses reported seeing a gunman running toward Parliament Hill, which is under lockdown.

The 5 Best Smartphone and Tablet Apps to Try This Week — It seems like hundreds of new smartphone apps pop up every day, but which ones should you bother trying? Here, TIME offers a look at five apps for iPhone, iPad and Android that stand out and are worth a shot.

Memorial Service Held for First U.S. Ebola Victim — Family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first and so far only person to die of Ebola in the U.S., gathered Saturday for an emotional memorial service in North Carolina. Mourners celebrated the 42-year-old's life at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, where his sister, mother and nephew worship, according to NBC affiliate WCNC.

Catholic Bishops Approve Revised Report on Gays — VATICAN CITY (AP) - Catholic bishops on Saturday approved a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report was a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral needs. But participants said some of the more contentious paragraphs didn't pass a majority vote and were cut from the final version.
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Oct 30, 2014

It's the night before Halloween and @ErinDHarding's never seen The Shining so that's going down right now.

Oct 30, 2014

Just sitting here on my smartphone hoping my slightly newer, bigger smartphone will arrive soon.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @rsingel: You should read @CaseyNewton on Tim Cook. Especially if you thought So what? about Cook’s announcement.…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AshleyLutz: The Starbucks app will soon have "uber integration" meaning you can order a drink and commission an uber to take you there

Oct 30, 2014

Seth Rogen to Play Apple Co-Founder Wozniak in Steve Jobs Biopic… via @Variety

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