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Berlin, Germany
Staff Senior Video Journalist — 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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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.

Keeping Fires Burning in Eastern Ukraine — Avdiivka Coke and Steel in eastern Ukraine has been hit 160 times by rockets and artillery fire, but it is a vital plant and cannot close because of the prohibitive cost of restarting.

Pegida’s Uncertain Future — The German anti-immigration movement Pegida started in Dresden in October and has spread to other cities, gathering followers and prompting a backlash.

Video Feature: Pegida Movement Divides Germany — A protest movement of largely middle-class Germans calling themselves Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West has prompted a new debate about immigration in the country. The grass-roots movement, which emerged in the eastern city of Dresden in October, has drawn crowds as large as 25,000 to weekly protests, including some neo-Nazis and other members of the far right.
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May 26, 2015

Missed this earlier. Pretty amazing. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 35 Years Ago… via @TheAtlantic

May 26, 2015

Cant watch live walrus stream from Germany: "video is not avail due to rights issues". Walrus wdnt sign consent form?…

May 25, 2015

Fascinating that Silicon Valley often uses New Zealand for testing its products. Makes sense, too.…

May 23, 2015

RT @NickKristof: We journalists mostly cover bad news. But Ireland's vote is a reminder that there's also a current of moral progress--too slow, but real.

May 23, 2015

Intense confrnotation between US surveillance plane and China over island-building

May 22, 2015

Really lovely and informative photos/graphics of how much water it takes to grow the food we eat from CA.

May 21, 2015

Bob earns his tolerance merit badge. "Boy Scouts’ President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders"

May 21, 2015

Cool. DJI Just Released an Insane, Surprisingly Affordable Drone via @outsidemagazine

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