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Social Good Editor — Mashable
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Social Good Editor at Mashable.

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.

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charities look back at lessons learned

mashable.com — Katrina Gay will never forget the hospitals she visited in Louisiana's Jefferson Parish in 2005. Patients' bodies, bleeding and bandaged, were lined up along the halls, lying in gurneys used as makeshift beds four rows deep. Only a narrow space was left among them, where doctors and volunteers could hurriedly pass through.
Aug 29, 2015

RT @mashable: 10 years after Katrina, charities reflect: it's community that helps the most after disasters. on.mash.to/1UjZ8jd

Aug 30, 2015

RT @socialgood: 10 years after Katrina, charities reflect: it's community that helps the most after disasters on.mash.to/1FaiDDC pic.twitter.com/ffa2fk02CJ

How access to clean water differs for families across the world

mashable.com — The global water crisis has greatly improved over the past 15 years, but it's far from over. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations' blueprint for tackling the world's most pressing issues, expire this year, allowing us to look at how far we've come as well as what we can do better with the next set of global targets - the Sustainable Development Goals.

U.N.'s new campaign tells aid workers' firsthand stories through your Facebook page

mashable.com — The United Nations wants you to "donate" your social media accounts to amplify the voices of aid workers and crisis survivors around the world. As part of the leadup to World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) launched the #ShareHumanity campaign on Thursday.
Aug 18, 2015

For World Humanitarian Day tomorrow, I've just signed up to let the UN post tweets. Hopefully interesting for you! mashable.com/2015/08/13/uni…

Aug 14, 2015

U.N.'s new campaign tells aid workers' firsthand stories through your Facebook page mashable.com/2015/08/13/uni… via @mashable

Aug 16, 2015

U.N.'s new campaign tells aid workers' firsthand stories through your #Facebook page - @mattpetronzio buff.ly/1Lcxt0Z #sharehumanity

These cool 'leather' bags were once rotting fruit

mashable.com — Soon you might not need to worry about wasting your food - you could just turn it into leather instead. Undergraduate design students in the Netherlands have come up with a new, eco-friendly process that converts leftover fruit and vegetables into durable, leather-like material, possibly strong enough to be used for car seats, handbags and other products in the future.

Cecil the Lion's death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common

mashable.com — Cecil the lion, a popular safari attraction in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park for tourists and locals alike, was lured out of his protected habitat with bait before American dentist Walter Palmer shot him with a bow and arrow on July 1. Cecil survived for 40 hours before he was shot with a rifle, skinned and decapitated.
Aug 01, 2015

Why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common: mashable.com/2015/08/01/poa…

Aug 02, 2015

Cecil the Lion's death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common. mashable.com/2015/08/01/poa… via @mashable

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Women find a way out of poverty by translating for the sick

mashable.com — When she was only six years old, Maria Vertkin had to become the voice of her Russian Jewish family. She was the one who spoke English the best. She remembers having to translate medical information for her parents - an enormous, potentially dangerous responsibility for someone so young.
Aug 01, 2015

RT @mashable: Inspiring women get out of poverty by translating for the sick in hospitals. on.mash.to/1LWp9Uv

Aug 01, 2015

Fantastic program helps pull women out of poverty by helping hospitals translate for sick patients. on.mash.to/1LWp9Uv via @mashable

Aug 01, 2015

RT @moorehn: Fantastic program helps pull women out of poverty by helping hospitals translate for sick patients. on.mash.to/1LWp9Uv via @mashable

Aug 02, 2015

How bilingual and migrant women are beating poverty as medical interpreters on.mash.to/1JYxoLj pic.twitter.com/V9Niv0ygcH

Jimmy Kimmel's tears about Cecil the Lion raise $150,000 for wildlife research

mashable.com — Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had one hope when he heard about the hunter who killed Cecil the Lion in Africa: please don't be an American." When it turned out that the big-game hunter who committed the "disgusting tragedy" was indeed an American - Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota - Kimmel ended his emotional monologue with another hope : "let's show the world that not all Americans are like this jackhole."
Jul 30, 2015

RT @mashable: Jimmy Kimmel's tears about Cecil the Lion raise $150,000 for wildlife research on.mash.to/1JU4tbs pic.twitter.com/Wt0K6oddpl

Jul 30, 2015

Jimmy Kimmel's tears about Cecil the Lion raise $150,000 for wildlife research mashable.com/2015/07/30/cec… via @mashable

Jul 31, 2015

Jimmy Kimmel's tears about Cecil the Lion raise $150,000 for wildlife research mashable.com/2015/07/30/cec…

Who needs college? Two young entrepreneurs start a movement

mashable.com — If you thought millennials were an overscheduled generation, wait until you see the members of Gen Y who are already turning you in an underachiever. Start with Jared Kleinert and Stacey Ferreira, who are in the flower of their post-adolescence but already have careers most Silicon Valley geeks would kill for.
Jul 27, 2015

A movement convinces people under 20 to change the world. So proud of my friends @StaceyFerreira & Jared! mashable.com/2015/07/27/2-b…

The best and worst U.S. states for people with disabilities

mashable.com — The Americans With Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination based on disability, turns 25 on Sunday. The Americans With Disabilities Act has helped countless people by improving accessibility and curbing discrimination, but its existence does not mean equality has been achieved.

Wikipedia's founder creates cellphone company to fix the world

mashable.com — A new venture spearheaded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales wants you to use your cellphone bill for social good. Wales announced the launch of The People's Operator (TPO) in the U.S. on Tuesday, a new mobile carrier that automatically donates 10% of your bill to a charity or cause of your choice.
Jul 21, 2015

RT @mashable: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has an idea: why don't you use 10% of your cellphone bill for charity? His new company: on.mash.to/1Ovuxha

Jul 21, 2015

RT @mashbusiness: This new cellphone company promises to use your monthly bills for charity. on.mash.to/1RNVLFe pic.twitter.com/9pUMr6mB61

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Sep 01, 2015

“I twist myself into a knot / the day pulls taut.” “Forecast” by @camillerankine: bit.ly/1Xbxady

Sep 01, 2015

Misgendering trans murder victims skews stats, affects awareness and impacts loved ones bit.ly/1JzQLNk

Aug 30, 2015

“Women of color and trans women…are not getting media attention and not getting the support they need.” —@femfreq bit.ly/1Ugxnxb

Aug 30, 2015

Just imagine Kanye West/Elizabeth Warren 2020

Aug 30, 2015

Restoring Mt. McKinley’s original name of Denali “recognizes the sacred status…to generations of Alaska Natives” on.mash.to/1JFxPtr


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