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.

All Ebola, all the time

muckrack.com — "EBOWLA," is the tweet of the day from Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski, and no, that wasn't a typo. But we'll get to that in a second. Only a day after praising Canadian media for handling a crisis so calmly and carefully, we immediately forget everything we learned and jump once again into round-the-clock Ebola coverage because ...

Today's toast of the press

muckrack.com — Our press hats are off to David McKinney, the Springfield bureau chief who just resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times. McKinney had been placed on leave and then yanked from his beat after complaints and harassment from a campaign he had negatively covered: "After 19 years, today marked my final day at the Chicago Sun-Times," he tweeted, ...

Oh, Canada: You have our admiration

muckrack.com — "The clown circus that is cable news in the US could learn something from Canada," suggests the publication Mother Jones, and they just might have a point. In the wake of news that a soldier was shot and Parliament was on lockdown after gunfire erupted at an Ottawa war memorial, and just two days after a ...

BuzzFeed promotes one, adds another

muckrack.com — At BuzzFeed, Rachel Zarrell has been promoted to news editor as David Mack takes over Zarrell's newly vacated role as weekend editor. As news editor, Zarrell will be editing, reporting and coaching. "Very excited to have @davidmackau taking over @BuzzFeed weekends as I move into a new role as News Editor!"

The legend, the lion, the luminary: We remember Ben Bradlee

muckrack.com — "There is nothing like daily journalism! Best damn job in the world!" We lead today's Daily with those words from a legend, because newsrooms all over the world are mourning a big loss from last night: iconic Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has died at age 93.

#MuckedUp chat: The serious business of Syria's news gamification

muckrack.com — To the soundtrack of haunting music, I am up late imagining Syria through the eyes of a rebel teenager living in Aleppo. I know that I am 17 and the youngest of three sons born to Ibrahim, and also that any acquaintance could turn me in for the smallest offense, ...

Spotlight: Indianapolis Business Journal

muckrack.com — It's time for the spotlight to fall on the Indianapolis Business Journal, a weekly newspaper focused on Central Indiana business and the leading publication of IBJ Media. The most highly followed journalist there is Lou Harry, Arts and Entertainment Editor, followed by Cory Schouten, Managing Editor; J.K.

This week's final media mêlée

muckrack.com — The topic on most journalists' lips this morning: Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter, who has been discharged from Navy Reserves after failing a test for cocaine (19,811 shares). "I liked it better in The Onion," admits freelance journalist Corey Pein. Next: Hey, Twitter. Nobody likes the spirit of experimentation and the evolution of ...

The Ebola errors keep coming

muckrack.com — "Ebola AND a cruise ship? It's like Christmas and Halloween for CNN all rolled into one," Michael Roston tweets, already winning "Best/Truest Tweet of the Day." We're talking, of course, about the gobsmacking latest news that the health worker who may have had contact with Ebola is apparently on a cruise ship right now, we ...

From NBC Philadelphia to 30 Rock

muckrack.com — NBC Philadelphia's Sarah Glover is now social media editor for all stations at NBC. Previously filling the same title but only for the Philly affiliate, now Glover will oversee social at all the others owned by NBC. "#BREAKING: Some #goodnews in my #socialmedia world... my new #job = working from #30Rock ...
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