Kirsten Browning on Muck Rack

Kirsten Browning

Los Angeles
Covers:  travel, international affairs, politics, violence against women, china, pop culture, new media, minority issues, subsaharan africa
Doesn't Cover: fashion

Producer of two documentaries. Muck Rack writer on the media beat. Today Show and Scripps alum.

Kirsten Browning's Biography

I’m a sojourning journalist with an eclectic background in sports, science and music. In the past I’ve been a news anchor for both TV and radio, a documentary producer (both independently and for PBS), a Today Show rookie, a print reporter on Capitol Hill, a proud alum of the illustrious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, and a sports blogger.

Still, I have never stopped being a writer ...

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Baring Beauty or Brains? Debate Over "Earthquake" Comment Splits Feminist Activists | Herald de P...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a copy editor. My first love affair has always been with words (and the correct spelling of them).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. What? So I'm nostalgic. My laptop's faster, admittedly.

How is social media changing news?

Two key ways: it compels journalists to work faster to get information while underscoring the importance of accuracy & vetting.

Spotlight newsroom: Poughkeepsie Journal — Today the spotlight falls on The Poughkeepsie Journal, or as some of you affectionately call it, "PoJo." Founded in 1785, the Journal reportedly is the oldest paper in New York state. As for the most highly followed journalist there, it's music writer John Barry, followed by Phil Strum, Sports Reporter and Pro Wrestling Blogger; Nina Schutzman, Reporter; Sarah Bradshaw, Investigative ...

Journalism job moves for Thursday — Important career updates for today: Media critic Jack Shafer announced last night that he is leaving Reuters. Read our complete write-up here. The Washington Post introduces Chelsea Janes, the Post's newest sports reporter on the Nationals beat. Read all about it here. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the industry: Seth Robbins joins The Associated Press on Jan.

Press talk - Muck Rack — Here's something trending high (at 10,000+ shares) in our newsroom: People Magazine just named Chris Hemsworth "Sexiest Man Alive" for this year. "I've been robbed! Again!" laments Andrew Setters of WLWT Cincinnati. Although Daily Mirror's Melanie Edgar finds something sinister in this tradition: "On #InternationalMensDay apparently we get to subject men to same visual critique women face for the other ...

Controversies and calamities — "House of Cars: Uber's collapse has been stunning to watch," admits FiveThirtyEight's Chadwick Matlin, as Day 2 of the Uber saga dawns. A footnote from yesterday's stories spawns an all-out BuzzFeed investigation into its top New York executive for privacy violations (2,000+ shares).

Featured journalist: Traci Lee — Today we're pleased to highlight the work of MSNBC's Traci Lee, digital producer for The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart and Andrea Mitchell Reports. Also a contributor to NBC Asian America, Lee is committed to diversity in the media. She got her start in journalism, however, as an intern in DC for NPR News and Education Week, ...

Politico poaches TBT duo for new team — Politico is creating a new political enterprise team, and they've hired away two journalists from Tampa Bay Times to do it: TBT's enterprise editor Bill Duryea and writer Michael Kruse join the as-yet-unnamed team as editor and staff writer, respectively. "Couldn't be more excited to join @politico with @michaelkruse.

These children might be alien gurus — "I can't tweet a single quote from this interview because I want to tweet ALL THE QUOTES," Business Insider's Hunter Walker admits, speaking of a T Magazine profile of Will Smith's progeny, Jaden and Willow, on Prana energy, quantum physics and why school is overrated (which got an incredible 37,000+ shares).

In heavier headlines — Back to reality. Missouri governor Jay Nixon has issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency as the FBI warns the pending grand jury decision on Michael Brown's killing "will likely" lead to violence by extremist protesters (12,951 shares). Prosecutors say that decision should probably be reached by mid- to late November.

San Antonio Business Journal adds two — The San Antonio Business Journal welcomes two more into the fold: reporter Stephanie Guzman and multimedia journalist Carlos Javier Sanchez. Guzman joins as a reporter on the real estate and retail development beats while Sanchez joins as a photojournalist working alongside the reporting and editing staff. Most recently a freelance journalist, Guzman ...

Spotlight newsroom: Investment Week — Today's spotlight falls on Investment Week, your go-to magazine for news, fund performance and sector analysis for investment professionals. The most highly followed journalist there is Hannah Smith, Deputy Editor, followed by Katrina Lloyd, Editor; Dan Jones, News Editor; Julia Rampen, Reporter; Anna Fedorova, Senior Asset Management Correspondent; and Annabelle Williams, Deputy Features Editor.
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