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Los Angeles, CA
West Coast Video Correspondent — Quartz
Covers:  metro, science, environment, extreme sports, national news, breaking news

West Coast Video Correspondent for @qz, based in Los Angeles. @nytimes alum. Drone pilot, kayaker. Follow me on Instagram @olsentropy.

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 nytimes.com. 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 Los Angeles.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Intern for the Seattle Weekly

How is social media changing news?

Massive aggregation and presentation of news by niche audiences.

What's your favorite drink?

Vitamin water

Hoverboarding at Venice Beach

Nov 25, 2015

RT @nytvideo: Hoverboards are this holiday season’s hottest item (they're also illegal in many places) nyti.ms/1MCXCam pic.twitter.com/FybDtnumTm

Missing Nohemi - Video - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was an industrial design student at California State University, Long Beach. She was studying abroad in Paris when she was killed in the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13.
Nov 25, 2015

RT @starksamantha: Extraordinarily moving piece by @olsentropy on what a CA student killed in Paris Attacks left behind: nyti.ms/1YuajK1 via @nytvideo

Nov 25, 2015

Remembering Nohemi Gonzales, Cal State design student, killed in Paris terror attacks nyti.ms/1YuajK1 touching video by @olsentropy

Nov 25, 2015

RT @spatrickfarrell: Remembering Nohemi Gonzales, Cal State design student, killed in Paris terror attacks nyti.ms/1YuajK1 touching video by @olsentropy

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Edible, but Ugly

nytimes.com — To combat food waste, Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco Bay Area start-up, sells fresh fruits and vegetables that never make it to grocery store shelves.

Drone Racing Dreams

nytimes.com — Drone racing is a fast-growing extreme sport in which pilots compete head-to-head with small flying drones while wearing first-person-view goggles.
Nov 11, 2015

SO cool — Would love to do this. Drone Racing Dreams buff.ly/1SIMWZX via @olsentropy

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Gentlemen, Start Your Drones

nytimes.com — EAGLE ROCK, Calif. - On a cool October night, after the stores in this suburban shopping mall closed, six young drone racers gathered in a subterranean parking garage here to hone their aviation skills. Using remote control joysticks, they navigated small X-shaped drones around pylons and beneath shopping carts, each vying for the lead.
Nov 11, 2015

Is drone racing a guys-only sport? 'I need to make sure I always find time to spend with my girlfriend and my dog.' nytimes.com/2015/11/12/spo…

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Digitizing Natural History

nytimes.com — Museums worldwide are spending millions to digitize their collections. The Berlin Museum of Natural History is undertaking one of the more ambitious efforts, using 3D imaging to create so-called type specimens.
Oct 20, 2015

Recording whats in nat hist museum collections may be critical to answering key questions in conservation biology. nyti.ms/1NmzUiM

Oct 26, 2015

Digitizing Natural History @olsentropy in his macro bugged out element. nyti.ms/1LGy7FZ via @nytvideo

Museum Specimens Find New Life Online

nytimes.com — BERLIN - In a brightly lit room on the third floor of the Museum of Natural History here, stacks of wooden drawers are covered in glass, some panes so dusty that it is difficult to discern exactly what's inside. When the glass is removed, rows of carefully pinned insects are revealed, gleaming in brilliant colors like precious jewels.
Oct 19, 2015

RT @NYTScience: New efforts to digitize museum collections could help answer important questions in biology nyti.ms/1Lz1XbZ pic.twitter.com/UWVYVz3OLe

Oct 19, 2015

RT @tealtan: Museums are digitizing insects by taking and combining thousands of photographs to get all parts into perfect focus: nytimes.com/2015/10/20/sci…

Oct 19, 2015

"Digitizing Natural History: Museum Specimens Find New Life Online." By @olsentropy via @nytimes nyti.ms/1M0KQiw

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A Lush Spot on the Los Angeles River

nytimes.com — Despite its reputation as a concrete canal, the Los Angeles River is green in some spots. The city recently announced that the architect Frank Gehry would help revitalize the 51-mile waterway.

Kim Suozzi’s Last Wishes

nytimes.com — Kim knew she was dying, but she believed that cryonic preservation had a "1 or 2 percent chance" of offering her another shot at life. And for that, it was worth trying.
Sep 12, 2015

Talk about poignant videos. @nytvideo captures a dying woman's attempt to save herself through cryonics nyti.ms/1i70BwU via @nytvideo

Sep 14, 2015

Outstanding @nytvideo doc about a dying woman seeking a future life via cryonics. By @olsentropy and Eugene Yi nyti.ms/1i70BwU

Sep 14, 2015

RT @jimmy2cans: Kim Suozzi’s Last Wishes: to be cryopreserved after death. Outstanding short doc @olsentropy nyti.ms/1L8xcOI via @nytvideo

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The New York Times

nytimes.com — BARROW, Alaska - The ancient whale hunt here is not so ancient anymore. "Ah, the traditional loader," one man mumbled irreverently. "Ah, the traditional forklift." That morning, the first of the annual fall hunt, a crew of Inupiat Eskimos cruising the Arctic Ocean in a small powerboat spotted the whale's spout, speeded to the animal's side and killed the whale with an exploding harpoon.
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Feb 13, 2016

Obama has now protected more than 265 million acres of land and water, more than any other administration. fw.to/G97vTGk

Feb 13, 2016

Just the beginning. Insane to think with these things will do in just five years. youtu.be/LaXc-jmN89U via @YouTube

Feb 13, 2016

RT @lpolgreen: New app from @qz is really fun & more creative than anything anyone else is trying in mobile news. Will it work? Who knows. …

Feb 13, 2016

@_marcusthompson Have I read about overfishing, esp overexploitation of large fish species like marlin, tuna, etc.? Uh, where do I start?

Feb 12, 2016

@Woolfolk12 bit of a different interface than Nyt, for sure, but it will be there and on social media. But thanks for following my work.

Feb 12, 2016

@_marcusthompson because they are massively overfished and it promotes a lousy message.

Feb 12, 2016

Great, all we need is another medical show. Apple is producing its first original series, starring Dr. Dre qz.com/616164 via @qz

Feb 12, 2016

Cool. Obama creates 3 new national monuments to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert fw.to/G97vTGk


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