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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.
Nov 19, 2014

@eddietomalin it’s to signal an app may have in-app purchases. so it’s not misleadingly labeled free

Nov 19, 2014

‘free’ is such a better word than ‘get’ RT @LanceUlanoff: Apple App Store switches 'Free' label to 'Get' mashable.com/2014/11/19/app…

Nov 19, 2014

My iPhone wants to autocorrect “autoplay” to “Airplay” but doesn’t know “Passbook…"

Nov 19, 2014

RT @nataliewsj: President Obama makes announcement about his immigration announcement with Facebook video. on.fb.me/1F45MUO

Nov 19, 2014

+1 and deleted the app long ago (surge pricing!) RT @mims: Muting "uber" from all social channels

Nov 18, 2014

USA TODAY is launching The Buzz, a mobile app that "reinvents campus news,” using USAT content + college papers prnewswire.com/news-releases/…

Nov 18, 2014

RT @cochranism: Did you read the @derekwillis rant about efficient newsrooms? Come fly with us & help @CondeNast solve for this. http://t.c…

Nov 18, 2014

Shazam, out since 2002, is still among the coolest apps around. Its new uses are pretty fascinating theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

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