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

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.

Featured journalist: Abena Agyeman-Fisher — Today's spotlighted journo is Abena Agyeman-Fisher, editor-in-chief of Face2Face Africa. An interviewer of top celebrities and political figures such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Civil Rights activist and diplomat Andrew Young, Agyeman-Fisher has worked for Interactive One as the Senior Editor of NewsOne, for AOL as the News Programming Manager of Black Voices (which later ...

Pre-Thanksgiving headlines — "I decided to share why I offer to work every thanksgiving, because five years ago it was almost my last," tweets Sarah Maslin Nir with the New York Times, linking to a Poynter confessional on how covering the Macy's Parade is a fateful, life-affirming tradition. "I asked the NYT for a reporter who covers ...
Nov 26, 2015

RT @muckrack: "... why I offer to work every thanksgiving, because 5 years ago it was almost my last." More:…

Final reads for Friday — "You never go full Trump," warns Maxim's Jared Keller, sharing Donald Trump's epic rally tirade on everything that's wrong in this race (at 7,700+ gobsmacked shares right now). "This is what mutually assured destruction looks like: Trump's 95-minute rant: 'How stupid are the people of Iowa?" summarizes CNN's Michael Smerconish.

Political reads you won't believe — "Ben Carson Is Struggling to Grasp Foreign Policy, Advisers Say ... because it's not brain surgery," suggests Kas Thomas, sharing today's top, strange-but-true story from the New York Times (at 36,000 shares and counting). "How did @tripgabriel get Carson's foreign policy team to criticize him on the record?

Politicopalooza - Muck Rack — "And the Republican debate winner is... the British guy @gerardtbaker," shares Wall Street Journal's John Crowley, reading the headline from a BBC News post on American viewers' obsession with WSJ EIC-turned-moderator Gerard Baker (1,000+ shares so far). "'So who won the debate?' 'The guy with no hair.' 'Donald Trump?'

The Missouri media fallout — "Pendulum swings too far the other way. Unbelievable for world's 1st J-school," remarks Foreign Policy's Lara Jakes of the divide over "respect" and "rights" as University of Missouri activists blocked journalists from covering aspects of their protest (at roughly 25,000+ shares right now).
Nov 10, 2015

RT @muckrack: "Pendulum swings too far other way. Unbelievable for world's 1st J-school." - @larajakesFP. More in @muckrackdaily:…

Journo job moves for Thursday — Your career moves to know for today: Marissa Cetin (at right) joins New York Magazine as associate editor, social media for The Cut. Cetin comes from The Daily Mail, where she served as deputy social media editor. Olivia Sterns boards NBC News and MSNBC as business and technology correspondent for both networks.

Political pointers for the day — "Bush 41 breaks public silence on son's team, telling @jmeacham that Cheney was 'hard-line' and Rumsfeld 'arrogant,'" explains Peter Baker with the New York Times, summarizing in one tweet his own post on how the elder Bush says his son was served badly by aides (at 20,000+ shares already right now).
Nov 05, 2015

RT @muckrack: "Bush 41 breaks public silence on son’s team." - @peterbakernyt. More on 41's tell-all in today's @muckrackdaily:…

Journo job moves for Monday — A slew of new hires at The Hill: Cate Martel (at right) starts today at The Hill as a staff reporter and will be working on an "exciting new initiative," which is yet to be revealed! She joins from Politico Influence, where she was a writer.
Nov 02, 2015

RT @muckrack: Slew of new hires at @thehill: @CateMartel starts today, with @njagoda & @lahagenNJ following next week -…

Question of the day — Our last question asked: What high profile person recently was kicked off an Amtrak car, and for what reason? It seems it was New Jersey governor Chris Christie (oh he of the Bridgegate scandal; you're welcome for the gif!), allegedly kicked off for screaming on his cell phone.
Oct 27, 2015

RT @muckrack: Congratulations to @Eli_Fieldstadt for being the first to get yesterday's #QOTD! As for today's question:…

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