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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

Writes the @MuckRackDaily & runs #muckedup chat. Creator of #100helpfuldays. I can haz media tips?

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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How to Pitch Kirsten Browning

By email, although I don't mind terribly much if I'm pitched by Twitter, as well.

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.

A rundown on rundowns — "I need 15,000 words on this relationship," tweets Star Tribune's Colleen Kelly of the Vine showing Eli Manning looking "SO EXCITED" for his brother, Peyton, after watching his brother earn his second championship ring yesterday (at 13,000+ shares right now and showing no signs of stopping).

All the news that's fit to browse — "I am a son of Baltimore," writes #BlackLivesMatter activist DeRay Mckesson, who filed to enter the democratic primary for the 2016 Baltimore mayor's race only 10 minutes before the deadline late last night (at an impressive 10,000+ shares overnight). "Get ready, Baltimore, for an even more raucous mayor's race, post #FreddieGray," advises Sheryl ...

News you need to know — "No word on a dad-bod Ken," muses CBS Boston's Joe Giza, reacting to TIME's trending, exclusive cover story on Barbie's four new body types (at 6,000+ shares right now). "I got an exclusive look at the new #Barbie for @TIME. She's a curvy girl in a curvy world!"

Journo job moves for Wednesday — Your career moves to know: Annie-Rose Strasser (at right) joins podcast group Gimlet Media next Monday. This week is her last as BuzzFeed News managing editor. Adrian Chen is now a staff writer for The New Yorker. Chen had been a freelance journalist for the past two years.

Thursday reads to read — "Kremlin spokesman Peshkov shows gift for understatement," tweets Bloomberg's Ken Fireman in response to the Russian spokesman's claim that a British inquiry reporting Vladimir Putin may have approved a critic's poisoning was "not among the topics that interest us" (at 3,500+ shares and climbing right now).

Featured journalist: Rick Neale — Thursday's spotlight falls on Rick Neale, the South Brevard Watchdog Reporter for Florida Today. Neale has been a USA Today correspondent as well as reported in Ohio for Gannett's Port Clinton News Herald and Fremont News-Messenger. He got his start in the industry, however, stringing articles "for practically free" for The Suburbanite in Akron, Ohio.

Hug your 69-year-old celebs close today — "F*** you cancer, the real-world Voldemort," succinctly tweets New York Post's Tim Donnelly of the news that British film and theatre icon Alan Rickman has died at just 69 from cancer. "One of the few fine actors who would always, always steal the show," posits Alastair Reid with First Draft News.
Jan 14, 2016

RT @muckrack: "F*** you cancer, the real-world Voldemort" - @timdonnelly. More on mourning #AlanRickman in today's @muckrackdaily:…

Question of the day — Our last question asked: The world's oldest living animal is making headlines today for what reason? A 183-year-old giant tortoise has been given a new lease on life thanks to a healthier diet. Congratulations to Carrie Gray with Columbia Business School for being the very first to answer that correctly!

Meet Daily Dot's cybersecurity reporter — Teen reporter William Turton, one of TIME's "Most Influential Teens of 2015," has joined The Daily Dot full-time as cybersecurity reporter. Turton previously served as a contributor to the site, where he broke some of its biggest recent hacking stories, including the cyberattack that temporarily took down New York Magazine's web site and exclusively interviewing ...

Featured journalist: Jerriann Sullivan — Freelance content creator Jerriann Sullivan is an award-winning writer, editor, and photographer who loves to travel. Currently covering travel for Being Abroad, Sullivan has previously been published via CNN, NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, as well as the Chicago Tribune and is available for other freelance projects.
Jan 12, 2016

RT @muckrack: Today's featured journalist is @jerriann, award-winning freelance writer & owner of a pistachio-colored typewriter: https://t…

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