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Assistant Features Editor and Social Good Writer — Mashable
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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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People often break news via social media before media outlets. It can get messy, though; we should always aim to be right, not first.

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Why did you become a journalist?

Money and fame, naturally.

The 10 Most Charitable Cities in the U.S. — Salt Lake City, Memphis and Birmingham are the most charitable cities in the U.S., according to a new study. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published its annual " How America Gives" special report on Sunday, and found that these metropolitan areas had the highest percentages of gross income given to charity in 2012.

New Media Experiment Lets You Vote What News Reporters Cover — What would your city look like if humans had never settled there? How did your region's accent develop, and how has it evolved? And what's really sitting at the bottom of that river? These questions - thoughts that likely run through your brain every day - are exactly what powers Curious City, a crowd-driven, multimedia "news experiment."

Why Women Haven't Won a Physics Nobel Prize in 50 Years — Throughout her life, theoretical physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer was asked why girls should even bother studying science. She often answered with a question of her own: "Do girls only have to learn how to read just to study cookbooks?"

These U.S. States Have the Greenest Commuters — The majority of workers across the U.S. still commute by personal car, but residents of certain states take greener means of transportation, including public transit, walking, biking or carpooling. While technically a federal district and not a state, Washington, D.C. has the greenest commuters in the country, according to the U.S.

Women Are Vastly Underrepresented in On-Screen Workforce, Study Finds — Hopefully you've already heard of the Bechdel test, which asks if a film (or, really, any work of fiction) meets three criteria: There are two or more female characters with names, they talk to each other and the topic of conversation is about something other than a man.

6 Games That Will Give You a New Perspective — Video games offer their players a form of escape - you can explore new worlds, achieve superhuman feats, and totally transcend the laws of space and time. While escape can be healthy in moderation, certain games offer something even more meaningful: a new perspective.

Social Good Summit — Held at the heart of UN week, the Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Join us in person. Join us online. September 22-24, 2013 F...

Facebook Further Reveals Plans for Internet-Connected Drones — Yael Maguire, engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, doesn't like to use the word "drones" when it comes to "beaming" Internet to the developing world. He prefers "planes." But whatever you want to call them, Facebook and are looking to the skies in order to get the last 15% of the world's population, who aren't connected, online.

Not All Leaders Are Hopeful About the U.N. Climate Summit — Bill McKibben, environmentalist, founder of and the man behind the massive People's Climate March on Sept. 21, doesn't think much is going to come of the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday.

Why Millennials Are the World's Best Chance to Make Sustainability the New Normal — "To be honest, I'm here to recruit everybody in this room, everybody watching online, to join me in making a movement." That's what Niall Dunne, chief sustainability officer at BT, said on stage at the 2014 Social Good Summit on Monday. The movement he was referring to?
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Oct 19, 2014

In which city officials want to turn North Brother Island, once a designated bird sanctuary, into “Disneyland”

Oct 19, 2014

“This is a love letter to a machine." How one boy with autism became best friends with Siri:

Oct 18, 2014

“I want to say, 'Don’t you see?' and I would be talking to both of us.” So lovely, @rgay. Wishing a speedy recovery.

Oct 18, 2014

The community-led effort that's giving 7,000 low-income Brooklyn residents digital access — for free

Oct 16, 2014

"What does suspicion mean? What does suspicion do?" Claudia Rankine reading fm CITIZEN, @POETSorg Chancellors Reading

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