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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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.

Journalism job moves for Wednesday

muckrack.com — Some major moves in the media world today: Azmat Khan departs Al Jazeera America to joins up with BuzzFeed's investigative team on Dec. 2. Read our complete write-up here. Causing quite the stir on Twitter and amid swirling speculation, journalist Matt Taibbi takes his leave of First Look Media.

All things partisan and political

muckrack.com — "If you are having a good day and don't want to s#!t on it. DON'T READ THIS," warns Matt Bertuzzi, referring to the following news: On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we learn of The Red Cross' Secret Disaster (1,695 shares). "Red Cross sent empty trucks around disaster area to create the appearance of aid, ...

Featured journalist: Everett Rosenfeld

muckrack.com — Please allow us to introduce Everett Rosenfeld, a CNBC staff writer on the finance and business beats, but always with an eye eastward; previously he covered politics, business, and international news for TIME in Hong Kong (and New York, as well)! Rosenfeld got his start at the Yale Daily News, but even before that, ...

BuzzFeed snares AJAM's Azmat Khan

muckrack.com — Azmat Khan joins up with BuzzFeed's investigative team on Dec. 2 as an investigative reporter. Currently a senior producer and reporter with Al Jazeera America's flagship show America Tonight, Khan will trade her Washington, D.C. home for one in New York when she makes the move. "@AzmatZahra is joining BuzzFeed's investigative reporting team!"

Carla Zanoni departs DNAinfo for WSJ

muckrack.com — The Wall Street Journal will welcome Carla Zanoni as global audience development director on Nov. 10. Previously director for social media and audience engagement at DNAinfo.com, Zanoni first got her start there five years ago as a neighborhood reporter. "I'm thrilled to announce my new role as global Audience Development director for @WSJ.

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.
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