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New York, NY
Mashable — Assistant Features Editor and Social Good Writer
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 & ... Read Full Bio →

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.
Jul 23, 2014

"And like our peers, we have a lot of work to do." Twitter’s ethnic and gender diversity data: (h/t @AlexJamesFitz)

Jul 21, 2014

Dedicating a special section to the question “does poetry matter?” only perpetuates the idea that we need to ask it

Jul 21, 2014

Is crowdfunding the answer to rampant racism in today's startup culture? (great piece by @neeeda) #longreads

Jul 21, 2014

This headline is literally what I went as for Halloween last year. (My costume had a name tag.)

Jul 21, 2014

A Walmart and a Chick-fil-A could replace some of the last remaining pine rocklands in the world

Jul 18, 2014

After more than 50 years, the @PeaceCorps redesigns its application process to make it simpler and faster:

Jul 18, 2014

"A Need to Disappear": On how writers both are and are not their characters (and the holiness of being alone)

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