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Social Good Editor — Mashable
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Covers:  philanthropy, digital culture, activism, innovation, social good

Social Good Editor at @Mashable, covering impact, activism, innovation. Moonlighting as a poet. Measuring out life with coffee spoons. https://t.co/oFtJF1B8ev

Matt Petronzio's Biography

Matt Petronzio is the Social Good Editor at Mashable, a leading source of news, information and resources for the connected generation. Based at the New York City headquarters, he leads coverage surrounding social impact, humanitarianism and world-changing innovation. He previously worked as the assistant features editor.

Prior to joining Mashable in January 2012, Matt worked for Guernica Magazine, W. W. Norton & Company and CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art ...

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How is social media changing news?

People often break news via social media before media outlets. It can get messy, though; we should always aim to be right, not first.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email. It helps me prioritize, organize and respond promptly.

Why did you become a journalist?

Money and fame, naturally.

8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding

mashable.com — The lack of women and girls in computer science is a well-documented problem. Now it's time for the average person to finally do something about it. In the 1980s, even when companies primarily marketed personal computers to boys, there was more gender parity in the professional field.
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Facebook promises to fight hate speech against refugees

mashable.com — Facebook has launched a new initiative to crack down on hate speech and online extremism amid the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, the company announced Monday. The Online Civil Courage Initiative aims to empower users to effectively fight extremist views.

Artist uses mini figures to highlight big social issues on a small scale

mashable.com — The world's most pressing problems may not have small solutions, but one artist is using miniature means to take a look at some of the biggest social issues of our time. Sweden-based artist Camilla Hällgren, who also works as a researcher and professor at Umeå University, combines art and research to "explore ideas about identity, social roles and power relations."
Jan 16, 2016

Artist uses mini figures to highlight big social issues on a small scale on.mash.to/1OntSiP pic.twitter.com/LAx6O4pQWS

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

mashable.com — From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation. In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and human waste by a special processor. In February, social workers and computer scientists came up with an algorithm to prevent the spread of HIV among homeless youth.
Dec 20, 2015

Amazing» 26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015 ow.ly/3yB8wv #tech

Dec 20, 2015

For a feel-good moment, here's a list of 26 innovations in 2015 that will improve lives around the world: mashable.com/2015/12/20/soc…

Dec 21, 2015

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015, including poop water. mashable.com/2015/12/20/soc…

Dec 21, 2015

RT @mashable: 2015 saw countless innovations that tackled the world's biggest problems. Our favorites: on.mash.to/1YuWAAN pic.twitter.com/S9c58h7sNC

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16 seriously impressive gifts that give back this holiday season

mashable.com — Holiday shopping season coincides with the charitable giving season - and you can tackle both at the same time by purchasing gifts that give back this year. Various studies have shown that the majority of global consumers want to make meaningful purchases - especially millennials, who are willing to spend more for products that have a positive social or environmental impact.
Dec 17, 2015

16 seriously impressive gifts that give back, smartly compiled by @mattpetronzio mashable.com/2015/12/17/gif…

Dec 17, 2015

These gifts that give back are seriously cool and seriously make a difference. (Srsly.) on.mash.to/1Ib7sSh pic.twitter.com/ypd3pSxjGo

Dec 17, 2015

RT @mattpetronzio: These gifts that give back are seriously cool and seriously make a difference. (Srsly.) on.mash.to/1Ib7sSh pic.twitter.com/ypd3pSxjGo

Dec 17, 2015

Always one of my favorite gift guides of the year >> 16 seriously impressive gifts that give back on.mash.to/1ObIsgh

Dec 18, 2015

This is useful: gift guide for gifts that help (various worthy things) via @moorehn mashable.com/2015/12/17/gif…

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Reese Witherspoon is 'Home': New short film lends voice to our imperiled planet

mashable.com — Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! PARIS, France - The Earth has a strong and simple message for us: If we can't take care of it, it can't take care of us.
Dec 10, 2015

RT @mashable: Reese Witherspoon is 'Home': New short film lends voice to our imperiled planet: on.mash.to/1lS7vIn amp.twimg.com/v/a5cac3fb-64b…

Dec 11, 2015

RT @socialgood: Reese Witherspoon is 'Home': New short film lends voice to our imperiled planet on.mash.to/1NR0Rsm #COP21 pic.twitter.com/AgwvLQ1Czt

Dec 16, 2015

RT @mashable: Reese Witherspoon is 'Home': New short film lends voice to our imperiled planet on.mash.to/1T1ujA9 pic.twitter.com/zqyuRMXbkH

Dec 16, 2015

RT @socialgood: Reese Witherspoon is 'Home': New short film lends voice to our imperiled planet on.mash.to/2276Tzz pic.twitter.com/sMICSDwY4n

These 7 'climate criminals' are wanted in Paris, activists say

mashable.com — PARIS, France - An activist campaign has targeted seven fossil fuel industry lobbyists attending the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris by plastering more than 1,000 "Wanted" posters of their faces outside five-star hotels in the city.
Dec 08, 2015

Activists put “Wanted” posters of “climate criminals” near five-star hotels in Paris on.mash.to/1m9iCgi #COP21 pic.twitter.com/U7t27VdhNW

Fossil fuel auction halted after climate activists shame Obama administration

mashable.com — The Obama administration has delayed a fossil fuel auction originally scheduled for Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C. after climate activists pressured the president to cancel it, calling its timing amid the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris "particularly egregious." The U.S.
Dec 08, 2015

There was going to be a giant auction of fossil fuels, but climate change activists shamed Obama admin out of it mashable.com/2015/12/08/fos…

Indigenous leaders hold powerful press conference on climate action in Paris

mashable.com — PARIS, France - A coalition of Indigenous leaders and activists from North and South America gathered at a press conference to present three key documents on climate change, urging world governments to include the rights of native communities in the text of the international treaty expected to come out of the U.N.
Dec 07, 2015

Really powerful statement from an indigenous leader about "environmental genocide" since white settlers came. mashable.com/2015/12/07/ind…

Dec 07, 2015

Indigenous leaders hold powerful press conference on climate action in Paris on.mash.to/1QaQFBk #COP21 pic.twitter.com/2OPp3brY61

Dec 07, 2015

Indigenous leaders hold powerful press conference on climate action in Paris mashable.com/2015/12/07/ind… via @mashable

Environmental groups pressure Obama to cancel fossil fuel auction

mashable.com — A large coalition of climate activists is calling on the Obama administration to cancel an oil and gas drilling auction planned for Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C., noting that the timing coincides with the final days of the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris.
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Feb 08, 2016

The World Health Organization’s critical challenge: healing itself reut.rs/1PwRUGe pic.twitter.com/zOGCZxN554

Feb 08, 2016

“For a lot of people, what Chris Rock does on Oscar night is more important than who wins.” n.pr/1SbcUrX

Feb 08, 2016

RT @nycjim: Budweiser didn’t pay Peyton Manning to plug the brand, but he still stands to benefit. mashable.com/2016/02/08/pey… vine.co/v/i1vAuIJ9zd1

Feb 07, 2016

Broncos: 24 Panthers: 10 Beyoncé: 1,000,000 and counting Coldplay: lol

Feb 07, 2016

RT @Pants_So_Short: A black woman performed a song about being Black with Black women dancers dressed like Black Panthers and a band of Black women.


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