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Berlin, Germany
Senior Video Journalist, Europe — New York Times
As seen in:  New York Times
Covers:  Metro, Science, Environment, Extreme Sports, National News, Breaking News

Staff Sr. Video Journalist at the New York Times. Native Californian living in Berlin.

Erik Olsen's Biography

Erik Olsen is a staff Senior Video Journalist for The New York Times. He shoots, writes, edits and narrates video stories for Occasionally he writes for print and shoots photos. He has produced for ABC News, Current and other outlets. He's an avid photographer, panoramic shooter, writer, and scuba diver. He currently lives in Berlin.

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Behemoth at Sea - Video - — In the chess match that has global powers looking for new ways to move goods around the world, the Mary Maersk and nine other sister ships are the biggest pieces.

An Exotic Predator Threatens the Keys — The lionfish, an invasive species, was beginning to change the balance of sea life in the waters of the Florida Keys in 2010, the first year of a now-annual tournament to catch as many as possible.

Scotland: Should I Stay or Should I Go? — In the week ahead of a historic referendum on Scottish independence, campaigners from both sides take to the streets to sway the vote, which could break a three-century-old union.

Germany’s Offshore Wind Push — The small German island of Heligoland, a popular tourist destination, is undergoing dramatic change as the wind industry takes over.

Germany’s Grass-Roots Energy Revolution — A visit to the Aller-Leine-Tal, one of many energy cooperatives that have contributed to the success so far of Germany's Energiewende, or energy transition.

Bracing for Scotland’s Referendum — As Scotland prepares for its referendum on independence, many English and Scots that live in border towns feel an acute uncertainty that could remain no matter which way the vote goes.

Dietmar Wunder, the German- Speaking Voice of James Bond — BERLIN - As a rule, Dietmar Wunder prefers his martinis shaken and not stirred. But don't ask him to order one at a Berlin bar, at least not in German. "I would never do that," said Mr. Wunder, who was born in Berlin. "I would be too embarrassed."

Dubbing 007 - Video - — German actor Dietmar Wunder performs the voice of Daniel Craig as James Bond, among many others, as a dubbing artist in Berlin.

Native Fantasy: Germany’s Indian Heroes — Germany's biggest folk hero is an Apache who fights for justice three hours north of Berlin and has inspired spiritual seekers. But some parts of Native American culture get lost in translation.

Last Word: Elaine Stritch — Elaine Stritch built her Broadway career playing brash and bawdy characters. Stritch's biography provided much of the material for her Tony-winning performance in "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty."
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Oct 17, 2014

On the current Ebola outbreak. Chilling. "Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice."…

Oct 16, 2014

I have tried so hard with my various ipads over several years...but they are terrible productivity devices. Great for consuming, not work.

Oct 16, 2014

VIDEO: Pretty amazing. Soldier is shot by sniper at :47 but kevlar helmet likely saves his life…

Oct 16, 2014

Duh. Airbnb "Most rentals are in 3 high-profile Manhattan neighborhoods." Not Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.…

Oct 15, 2014

Good piece on the coming drone economy. I love mine. Total blast even tho I crash all the time…

Oct 15, 2014

VIDEO: Finely wrought @nytvideo documentary on the secret casualties of chemical weapons found in Iraq. @MacWBishop with @cjchivers

Oct 15, 2014

Great, powerful story by @cjchivers The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

Oct 14, 2014

Best headline of the day: Pablo Escobar's hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia via @washingtonpost

Oct 14, 2014

Somehow I missed this over the weekend. Clever and funny and true (and in, uh, Mutual Funds). By the great @jswatz…

Oct 14, 2014

"Since the studios opened in other cities, 30,000 people have...created 6,000 videos viewed for 47 million hours."

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