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Berlin, Germany
Staff Senior Video Journalist — 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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Greece’s Doctor Brain Drain — In part of a large brain drain that could affect Greece for decades, thousands of doctors have left the nation for Germany since the financial crisis began five years ago.

Pressed by Debt Crisis, Doctors Leave Greece in Droves — Greece is in the midst of the worst brain drain in modern history, experts say. "This is unprecedented in terms of the numbers of educated people that are leaving," said Lois Labrianidis, a professor of economic geography at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.

Working in the Sky — A trip to new heights with Tom Gordon, a crane operator at One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in New York City.

A Village Divided — A plan to begin offshore drilling next year could change the way of life for the Inupiat Eskimos of Point Hope, Alaska.

Struggling With Migration

UKIP Leader’s Candidacy Divides a Town

Ukrainian Refugees, Lost and in Limbo — Over a million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the war in Ukraine. Many of these internally displaced people have struggled to find a new life.

A Population Uprooted by Ukraine’s War Struggles to Get By — DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine - Valeria Huseva fled her home in Luhansk last July during heavy fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian military forces. "I couldn't stay in the city," she said. "It was too dangerous for a baby."

A Dolphin Study Seeks to Start a Two-Way Conversation — OFF THE BAHAMAS - In a remote patch of turquoise sea, Denise L. Herzing splashes into the water with a pod of 15 Atlantic spotted dolphins. For the next 45 minutes, she engages the curious creatures in a game of keep-away, using a piece of Sargassum seaweed like a dog's chew toy.

Trapped in a Torn Country — While some families fled eastern Ukraine because of the military conflict, many of the elderly stayed behind and now face a desperate shortage of health care.
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Jul 04, 2015

Great new series called Assignment America draws on reporting and personal experiences of @nytimes journos.

Jul 04, 2015

Some lessons here from Greece? How Iceland Emerged From Its Deep Freeze, via @nytimes…

Jul 03, 2015

New York is abundant in natural history and diverse species. Take the ​American Medicinal Leech

Jul 03, 2015

"This isn’t the Grateful Dead. It’s just a huge, pathetic money grab.”…

Jul 03, 2015

@CFSchuetze: Another fascinating vid by @olsentropy - Greece’s Doctor Brain Drain” thx Chris!

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