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Staff Senior Video Journalist — New York Times
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Staff Sr. Video Journalist at the New York Times.

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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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.

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…

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Aug 26, 2015

Good piece. Violence Gone Viral, in a Well-Planned Rollout on Social Media, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/08/27/tec…

Aug 26, 2015

A Carly Fiorina riff on climate change was said by some to be an epic takedown of climate policy. It was not: vox.com/2015/8/21/9186…

Aug 25, 2015

Happy birthday, Dave McCoy!! Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort founder. 100 years old. Wow. westphoria.sunset.com/2015/08/24/mam…

Aug 25, 2015

"Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That’s not a miracle. That’s tapas." gu.com/p/4bn2x/stw

Aug 25, 2015

If only Newton could see this… He'd say, yeah I know. "Acceleration Inside the International Space Station" youtu.be/8MR3daaWLXI

Aug 22, 2015

Had never thought of it this way before. "Almost all of Coke’s products end up as pee" amzn.com/k/kMACtBYVRMO4…

Aug 22, 2015

Giving new meaning to "dry" wine. Drought Brings Soul Searching to California Winemaking nyti.ms/1J7GYhi

Aug 22, 2015

"This is what markets do. There is absolutely nothing abnormal about what is going on here." @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/08/22/you…

Aug 21, 2015

This is great. Photos: This Guy Walked All 15 Miles Of Pico And Met These People Along The Way laist.com/2015/08/19/pho…


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