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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. t.co/oFtJF1B8ev

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.

Google Glass Versus Apple's iWatch [SUNDAY COMICS]

Google Glass Versus Apple's iWatch [SUNDAY COMICS]
mashable.com — Tech rivals Google and Apple both have exciting projects making headlines. Project Glass, Google's effort to create augmented reality glasses, should be available by the end of this year, while the iWatch, still considered an "alleged" Apple experiment, is expected to be profitable.

Joan Chen is 'Sky': New short film sends climate warning from the heavens

Joan Chen is 'Sky': New short film sends climate warning from the heavens
mashable.com — If you want to witness the impacts of climate change, just look up. Focused on global warming's effects on the atmosphere (and, as a result, the planet overall), a new short film from environmental organization Conservation International gives voice to the sky.

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals start journey home after rehab

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals start journey home after rehab
mashable.com — ABOARD U.S. COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES - A U.S. Coast Guard airplane rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island, carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. Federal officials found most of the young animals malnourished late last year in the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the northernmost islands and atolls in the Hawaiian Islands chain.

UNICEF creates virtual child 'Sofia' using 500 photos of real children in conflict

UNICEF creates virtual child 'Sofia' using 500 photos of real children in conflict
mashable.com — There are currently 250 million children around the world living in countries affected by conflict, and half of the 19.5 million refugees globally are children. A new awareness campaign hopes to shine a light on them all - by focusing on one.

Refugee children paint the wars they've survived

Refugee children paint the wars they've survived
mashable.com — On one of her first visits to Jordan during the current refugee crisis, Carolyn Miles met a 15-year-old Syrian boy whose words still stick with her today. Before his family fled Syria, he was in high school, and doing well there.

Lee Pace is 'Mountain': Short film sends environmental warning from highest peaks

Lee Pace is 'Mountain': Short film sends environmental warning from highest peaks
mashable.com — If you thought mountains were already formidable, wait until one talks to you - and gives you a stern warning about the state of our planet. A new short film from environmental organization Conservation International personifies the massive (and massively important) landform, voiced by Golden Globe Award nominee Lee Pace of Guardians of the Galaxy and Halt and Catch Fire fame.

Venice's gondolas finally become accessible to wheelchair users

Venice's gondolas finally become accessible to wheelchair users
mashable.com — MILAN - With its many arched bridges, Venice cannot claim to be among the world's most wheelchair-friendly cities. But two gondoliers are challenging that image. A new private-public project, dubbed Gondolas4All, on Friday unveiled the first access point for wheelchair users and people with disabilities to board one of Venice's storied black-lacquered gondolas.

'Street medicine' doctors make house calls to the homeless

'Street medicine' doctors make house calls to the homeless
mashable.com — ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - They're house calls without the house. Far from the sterile confines of a doctor's office or hospital, Brett Feldman looks for homeless people where they're most likely to be found - in wooded encampments, under bridges, along riverbanks, at soup kitchens - and treats them for ailments ranging from diabetes to trench foot, mental illness to substance use disorders.

This school principal is helping Syrian refugee girls, one chair at a time

This school principal is helping Syrian refugee girls, one chair at a time
mashable.com — When a Syrian refugee mother begged Principal Maha Salim ​A​l-Ashqar to register her daughter at her primary school in the suburbs of Amman, Jordan, Ms. Maha apologized. "I don't have space," she told her. The Syrian crisis has added tens of thousands of refugee students to Jordan's already overcrowded classrooms, and Ms. Maha's school - Khawla Bint Tha'alba Elementary School for Girls - was no exception.

Gunmen kill award-winning Honduran environmental activist

Gunmen kill award-winning Honduran environmental activist
mashable.com — TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project, was murdered Thursday. Cáceres, a respected Lenca Indian activist, had previously spoken out about receiving death threats from police, soldiers and local landowners because of her work.
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May 02, 2016

RT @mallelis: this says a great deal about so many things, particularly things in publishing ew.com/article/2016/0… pic.twitter.com/2njSPcVLIv

May 02, 2016

@hillibusterr “Local editor lands actual meal at a restaurant” >> newsworthy story abt me

May 02, 2016

Four men arrested in connection with March murder of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres bit.ly/1Y3uP39

May 02, 2016

Whatever you touched grew more like itself/ Unsatisfied with itself/ (So you touched it all) bit.ly/1rO2rbu pic.twitter.com/duYkqYzYPC

May 02, 2016

Ballerina Misty Copeland is excited for kids to see her Barbie with ‘muscles and brown skin’ on.mash.to/1rNAbWl pic.twitter.com/SwLUznAFti

May 02, 2016

Up in flames: Kenya burns 105 tons of ivory tusks to protest poaching on.mash.to/1Y3aDP8 pic.twitter.com/88gzDE0FMX

May 02, 2016

Newly-discovered exoplanets may be best hope yet for finding alien life on.mash.to/1rNuNCN via @mirikramer pic.twitter.com/uZyRoyavzO

May 02, 2016

2016 Innovations in Reading Prize winners make the world better, one book at a time on.mash.to/1Y2WbGJ pic.twitter.com/ZMA1941Z1m


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