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.

Gawker appoints new lead editors

muckrack.com — In the wake of the recent resignations by Tommy Craggs and Max Read, there are some top positions to fill at Gawker. John Cook succeeds Craggs as executive editor for now; most recently executive editor for investigations there, Cook will participate in the search for a more permanent exec editor as well as a new editor ...
Jul 31, 2015

RT @iJournalista: New acting editors @Gawker: @johnjcook is exec editor, @leahbeckmann EIC & @hamiltonnolan deputy ed - http://t.co/OBrh0Wt…

Journo job moves for Friday

muckrack.com — Your top career stories today: Gawker has appointed John Cook as acting executive editor, succeeding Tommy Craggs. Read all about it here. Also at Gawker, Leah Beckmann temporarily replaces Max Read as editor-in-chief. Read more here. Gawker's Hamilton Nolan fills in for Beckmann as deputy editor. More here.

Tuesday newsday - Muck Rack

muckrack.com — "Trump's lawyer, apparently reading from a rapist's dictionary: 'by the very definition, you can't rape your spouse,'" tweets The New Republic's Jamil Smith, reacting to a report from Daily Beast's Tim Mak that Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana once said she'd felt violated during sex. "Why does Donald Trump's lawyer believe 'you cannot rape ...
Jul 28, 2015

RT @muckrack: "Trump's lawyer, apparently reading from a rapist's dictionary." - @JamilSmith. More in today's @muckrackdaily: muckrack.com/daily/2015/07/…

Journo job moves for Wednesday

muckrack.com — Your career highlights this morning: Jon Gerberg (right) has been named general assignment producer at PBS NewsHour. Gerberg previously served as a freelancer video producer there. Kelsey Sutton joins Capital New York as media reporter. Sutton was most recently an intern there. Anthony Knopps is now the news director at Toledo News Now (also known ...

On our minds this morn

muckrack.com — "While the Donald was in Studio 54 partying, McCain was starving in the 'Hanoi Hilton' prison. Who's the hero here?" pointedly asks Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan. After presidential hopeful Donald Trump insisted Sen. John McCain was "not a hero" because he got "captured," the inevitable happened--the media unleashed exactly what Donald Trump was up ...

Journo job moves for Monday

muckrack.com — Your career highlights at the top o' this morn: In advance of launching its Asia operation, Mashable names Victoria Ho its Asia editor. Read all about it here. Morning Mix founding partner Nick Kirkpatrick switches to Washington Post's video team. Read more here. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the industry: Greg Daugherty has been ...

Journo job moves for Friday

muckrack.com — Some career news to know this morning: Legendary political reporter Lynn Bartels (right) has departed the Denver Post and the news industry overall. Next stop: the office of Colorado's Republican secretary of state, where Bartels will be the new communications director. Juana Summers will soon be the politics editor at Mashable.

Thursday threads to read

muckrack.com — "Confirmed: Angela Merkel is a robot," observes Slate's Elliot Hannon after viewing how Merkel stared into the face of a sobbing asylum seeker from Palestine and explained why she cannot stay in Germany: "Politics is sometimes hard" (at 9,000+ shares now) Charles Leonard at Mail & Guardian responds, "Yes, made so by people like you, Frau ...

LifeStyle Editor at The Daily Dot

muckrack.com — The Daily Dot is looking for an editor who can effectively lead the Lifestyle section and ensure authoritative coverage of its core focuses: sex and dating, health and body, LGBT issues, food, and fashion. The editor will directly manage a team of staff writers and a stable of freelance contributors, ...

Question of the day

muckrack.com — Our last question asked: What large corporation just quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over reports that the chamber is undertaking a lobbying campaign against antismoking laws? That would be CVS Health, of course. Congratulations to Jason Shevrin with George Washington University Media Relations for being the very first to answer that correctly!
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