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New York, NY
Assistant Features Editor and Social Good Writer — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable
Covers:  Digital Culture, Writing And Publishing, Social Good, Innovation, Online Activism, Green Tech, Viral Philanthropy, Social Justice

Assistant features editor at Mashable, also writing longform and social good.

Matt Petronzio's Biography

Matt Petronzio is the assistant features editor at Mashable, a leading source of news, information and resources for the connected generation. Based at the New York City headquarters, he helps guide the site’s features content from editing to publish, while continuing to write longform articles and cover social good. He previously worked as a features writer.

Prior to Mashable, Matt worked for Guernica Magazine, College Magazine, W. W. Norton ...

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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.
Sep 02, 2014

Cellphones and Wi-Fi are banned in this West Virginia town — and it’s all in the name of science

Aug 31, 2014

This personal essay from Lena Dunham, an excerpt from her upcoming book, is actually a great read: via @NewYorker

Aug 30, 2014

"They said, 'No, we want a portrait of you.' And I kept on saying, 'Well, that is me.'"

Aug 30, 2014

Columbia students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face apathy from admins

Aug 28, 2014

@Dayle7 Thanks so much for the kind words! We've really expanded coverage over the past couple of years, esp. w/ features and US & World

Aug 27, 2014

Some incredibly strong people shared their diabetes stories with me, and the stigma they often face: #dstigma

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