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...

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.

Your headlines before the weekend — "A lot of pain and courage in this op-ed," reflects Nieman Foundation's Ann Marie Lipinski. Lipinski was referring, of course, to the Boston Globe-published plea from 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richards' family to "end the anguish" and "drop the death penalty" for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (which collected 10,700 shares as of last count).

NYT journo named Climate Central editor — Climate Central welcomes former New York Times journalist Craig Hunter as editor, endowed with all the powers of editorial oversight and the day-to-day newsroom management that title entails. At the NY Times, Hunter most recently served as deputy editor, directing coverage of the television and advertising industries.

AJE adds senior correspondent — Mohammed Jamjoom has boarded Al Jazeera English as senior correspondent. Jamjoom has previously served as an international correspondent with CNN. "Happy to announce I'm joining Al Jazeera English - will be back on the air reporting again in the next couple of days. More details soon," he tweets. "My TV is ...

Slate writer links up with ProPublica — ProPublica welcomes Alec MacGillis as national politics reporter next week. Most recently (and very briefly) a staff writer at Slate, MacGillis joined their ranks after departing from The New Republic, where he also covered national politics. He has also previously covered national news for the Washington Post, where he helped with its Virginia Tech shooting coverage, which earned ...

Former NYT journo joins AP on research — Marjorie Connelly has been named senior fellow at the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Until recently the editor of the News Surveys & Election Analysis Desk at the New York Times, Connelly spearheaded public opinion data at the publication. "I am very excited to welcome @MarjConn to our team at ...

A dark day for journalism, assault victims — "Have a summary of this report coming soon, but the one-word answer to what went wrong is 'everything'," summarizes Vox's Libby A. Nelson, after the Rolling Stone meekly published the Columbia Journalism Review's in-depth analysis of how an unsubstantiated and unverified account of an unthinkable assault made its way into print (the Rolling Stone link ...

WGBH taps director of social media — Today is Tory Starr's last day as social media producer for PRI's The World; Monday she starts as WGBH 's Director of Social Media, National Productions. "I have news: I'll be working with @WGBH national productions as Director of Social Media starting April 6," Starr recently tweeted.

Things that are not April Fools' pranks — We'll start with the Amazon's "Dash" button, which, while very closely resembling a hoax, is somehow not one (6,100+ shares). It's "a plastic single-function controller the size of a pack of gum. Each button bears a different brightly colored product logo. Push the button, and soon that product arrives at your door."

ProPublica race reporter joins NYT Mag — Nikole Hannah-Jones is linking up with New York Times Magazine, where she'll be a staff writer. Hannah-Jones currently spearheads ProPublica's race beat as their Civil Rights reporter. "Im ecstatic to be joining @NYTmag, but so very sad to leave my home of last 3 years, @ProPublica. Bar none, it's the ...

The press box and peanut gallery — Cablevision reportedly is prepared to make a $1 offer for the New York Daily News, according to a Reuters source (560+ shares as of this morning), and no we didn't forget any zeros or Ms or Ks in this sentence. "Oh hell, why not: I bid $2!"
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