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Lead News Editor, Mobile Content — Wall Street Journal
As seen in:  Wall Street Journal, Mashable

Lead news editor for mobile @WSJ, previously managing editor @Mashable. Still bringing the Minnesota Nice to NYC.

How much alcohol is OK? Balancing risks and benefits

theconversation.com — For many of us, alcohol is an enjoyable backdrop to life: wine with dinner, beers with friends, a glass of bubbly to celebrate a special occasion, or nip of something heavier to unwind after a long day. But alcohol is the fourth-largest cause of disease in Australia after excess weight, smoking and high blood pressure.

What It’s About (#GoHugo)

emilyshollow.com — We've all read them. Hell, I've used them in my freshmen composition courses - the articles about how the Internet and Social Media have ruined everything and everyone and KIDS TODAY, MAN, WITH THEIR MYFACESPACEBOOKTUBES. GOD. But. There's always a but. (INSERT WEIGHT GAIN JOKE HERE.)

5 Things to Read This Weekend

blogs.wsj.com — At 43 years old, Southwest Airlines is beginning to show its age. The company was "built on simplicity, thrift, labor harmony and rapid expansion," but now growth has stalled and costs have risen. The airline, known for its low-cost fares and wisecracking crew, has lost some of its sunny, youthful disposition, Jack Nicas and Susan Carey report.

'Let Mandela Be a Beacon': What Teachers Will Tell Their Students Friday

mashable.com — Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95. He leaves behind a legacy of courageous leadership that will undoubtedly inspire generations to come. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man," President Obama said in a statement shortly after Mandela's death.

'Sherlock' Returns Jan. 1 in the UK

mashable.com — Our favorite modern-day sleuth, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, returns for season three of Sherlock on Jan. 1. The BBC tweeted the photo and message, below, early Friday, revealing the show will resume New Year's Day on BBC One, in the UK. Sherlock Holmes - in *living* memory, #TheEmptyHearse premieres Jan 1st 2014 on @BBCOne.

Black Friday: Deals, Madness and Leftovers

mashable.com — Without fail, on this day after Thanksgiving, America heaves with ambivalence for Black Friday. We love it for its shopping deals. We hate it for its consumerist excess. We love it for the leftover turkey sandwiches and mashed potatoes and pie for breakfast.

It's Time for Truth on Social Media

mashable.com — "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." I heard those words early in my journalism career. Reporters are trained to verify information they receive by confirming with a trusted source, but the media landscape has changed, even since I first heard that adage.

LG Is Developing Waterless Washing Machine

mashable.com — Electronics manufacturer LG hinted it may be removing one of the essential ingredients needed for doing your laundry: water. Although there's no patent or details available yet, LG's Senior VP for Home Appliances Kevin Cha told the company is developing a waterless washing machine. The company introduced a similar product, called the Styler, at CES.

11 Hot News Stories You May Have Missed

mashable.com — If you even blinked this week you might have missed one of Mashable's top news stories, opinion pieces or reviews - including the biggest fake news on Facebook (and how to protect yourself from it), interviews with NASA and Neil Patrick Harris, and reviews of Nokia's Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
Dec 17, 2014

Sony says it has canceled the release of “The Interview,” via @wsj

Dec 17, 2014

RT @nycscout: Apparently, Hitler could have just phoned in an anonymous bomb threat to prevent The Great Dictator from being shown. Unbelievable.

Dec 17, 2014

2015 is VERY optimistic to predict news orgs delivering context-aware news a la Google Now niemanlab.org/2014/12/consum…

Dec 17, 2014

"Stop publishing the Sony hacks. You’re not promoting free speech—you’re helping to censor” by @jacobwe slate.com/articles/news_… h/t @moorehn

Dec 16, 2014

@AlexJamesFitz hahaha a perfect example of how slow Facebook is. That was hours ago, based on my Twitter

Dec 16, 2014

Now that's perspective RT @petergumbel: A liter of Grey Goose #vodka is now more expensive than a barrel of #oil. Truly, a Russian nightmare

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