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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 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 Berlin.

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Greece’s Entrepreneurs

nytimes.com — Greece's economic crisis has taken its toll on businesses in the country, but some entrepreneurs are fighting to build their companies in the midst of it all.
Jul 20, 2015

VIDEO: Some Greek entrepreneurs are fighting to build their companies in the midst of the economic crisis. nyti.ms/1SwAc6W @nytvideo

Jul 20, 2015

A visit with several of Greece’s entrepreneurs who may help bring the country back from the brink nyti.ms/1LmvNof

Jul 21, 2015

RT @orestimusic: “No, don’t leave! This is the worst thing that can really happen to Greece.” nyti.ms/1LmvNof by @olsentropy pic.twitter.com/EWwtUjl83r

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Migrants Flood Greek Island of Lesbos

nytimes.com — Thousands of migrants have come ashore this summer on the Greek island of Lesbos, a popular tourist destination. Some of them have to walk more than 40 miles to get to the main port of Mytilene.
Jul 10, 2015

My latest video from Greece: Migrants Overwhelm Island of Lesbos nyti.ms/1UKlUnn

Jul 10, 2015

Migrants Overwhelm Island of Lesbos nyti.ms/1UKlUnn via @nytvideo at this rate Lesbian will be a minority soon

Jul 10, 2015

This report on #refugees, many Syrians with tiny children, flooding into Greece is just wrenching nyti.ms/1UKlUnn

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Greek Cash Crunch Goes to Market

nytimes.com — Athens's Ichthyoskales fish auction is the largest in Greece, but capital controls and bank closings have hurt its ability to function.
Jul 09, 2015

Spent yesterday at Athens’ Ichthyoskales fish auction. Cash restrictions are having a terrible impact. nytimes.com/video/world/eu… #GreekCrisis

Jul 10, 2015

Greek fishermen throwing away half their catch, because customers don't have enough cash on-hand to buy it. nytimes.com/video/world/eu…

Jul 10, 2015

RT @crampell: Greek fishermen throwing away half their catch, because customers don't have enough cash on-hand to buy it. nytimes.com/video/world/eu…

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Greece’s Doctor Brain Drain

nytimes.com — 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.
Jul 01, 2015

VIDEO: In the midst of the #GreeceCrisis, Greece is dealing a massive loss of talent, particularly doctors: nyti.ms/1RS6V6B @nytvideo

Jul 01, 2015

RT @nytimes: In the midst of Greece's financial crisis, doctors are leaving the country in droves nyti.ms/1JwMQU1

Jul 01, 2015

Ultimately more damaging to Greece than a #grexit will be the loss of intellectual capital: nyti.ms/1RS6V6B #GreeceCrisis

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Pressed by Debt Crisis, Doctors Leave Greece in Droves

nytimes.com — 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.
Jul 01, 2015

In other Greek news - the country is in the midst of the worst brain drain in modern history nyti.ms/1FQe7sQ

Jul 01, 2015

What could happen? Pressed by Debt Crisis, Doctors Leave Greece in Droves nyti.ms/1FQe7sQ

Jul 01, 2015

Two good Greece stories abt lives of ppl in heartland: bloom.bg/1dxFfGu & talented professionals fleeing: nyti.ms/1RSaJEE

Jul 01, 2015

RT @nancook: Two good Greece stories abt lives of ppl in heartland: bloom.bg/1dxFfGu & talented professionals fleeing: http://t.co/A4…

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Working in the Sky

nytimes.com — 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

nytimes.com — A plan to begin offshore drilling next year could change the way of life for the Inupiat Eskimos of Point Hope, Alaska.
May 12, 2015

U.S. allows drilling in the Arctic Ocean. I did a story yrs ago about a village that will be affected. nyti.ms/1bM1B6b @nytvideo

Struggling With Migration

May 06, 2015

VIDEO: A visit to Boston, UK. Where the raw tensions of Britain's immigration problem are on display. nytimes.com/video/world/10… #ukelection2015

May 06, 2015

VIDEO: The city of Boston has the highest proportion of Eastern European immigrants in the United Kingdom. #GE2015 nyti.ms/1E7mNeO

May 07, 2015

RT @karenzraick: A look at immigration in Britain, one of the most contentious issues in today's election nyti.ms/1Efijlm via @nytvideo #ElectionDay

UKIP Leader’s Candidacy Divides a Town

May 02, 2015

My latest from the UK on the 2015 election. A couple of little scenes from UKIP territory. nytimes.com/video/world/eu…

Ukrainian Refugees, Lost and in Limbo

nytimes.com — 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.
Apr 23, 2015

"The end hostilities is not the end of this story." Ukrainian Refugees, Lost and in Limbo nyti.ms/1G9TvMZ via @nytvideo @olsentropy

Apr 23, 2015

RT @UNHCRdc: Lost in their Own Land: Ukrainians struggle to find a new life. Watch this moving #video owl.li/M1Zqw @olsentropy @nytimes

Apr 23, 2015

RT @ajchavar: "It would be too hard to survive if we were pessimistic. So we supported each other" @olsentropy @nytvideo in Ukraine nytimes.com/video/world/eu…

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More Articles →
Aug 01, 2015

Fascinating and fun story by @Rueby Tiny Birds, Big Drama: Inside the World of the Birdmen of Queens, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/08/02/nyr…

Jul 31, 2015

Good piece on Ukraine refugee crisis aljazeera.com/indepth/inpict… I covered it earlier. Things have not gotten much better. nytimes.com/video/world/eu…

Jul 31, 2015

On July 25th Germany met 78% of its energy needs from wind, solar, and other renewable sources. qz.com/469080/germany…

Jul 30, 2015

What a great idea! Illuminating the Plight of Endangered Species, at the Empire State Building nyti.ms/1KzVou2

Jul 26, 2015

Fascinating story. While China is wielding its financial heft w the confidence and purpose of a global superpower. nytimes.com/2015/07/26/bus…

Jul 24, 2015

Can we just make "funner" and "funnest" real words so we can put an end to all these annoying parental admonitions?

Jul 24, 2015

An absolutely fascinating read given the recent tunnel escape of El Chapo. -- The Hunt for El Chapo @NewYorker newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

Jul 24, 2015

Good stuff. Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today theatlantic.com/entertainment/…



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