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Stephanie Haberman

New York, NY
Head of Growth — Vocativ
As seen in: Vocativ, Mashable, BuzzFeed
Covers:  social media, breaking news

Head of Growth at @Vocativ. Sorry about the sports tweets, kinda. Email:

How is social media changing news?

It isn't just changing news- it IS the new breaking news newsroom. It is where it all happens.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Over email-

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I'm a Old Tweetdeck devotee.

10 Out of This World Star Wars-Disney Mashups — Disney has announced that it is acquiring Lucasfilm, which includes the Star Wars franchise, for $4.05 billion - $2 billion of it in cash to sole shareholder George Lucas. Twitter users quickly started tweeting mashups of Star Wars references and famous Disney films under the hashta g #DisneyStarWars.

“We’re eliminating your position.” — Four simple words, and my life came crashing down. Media industry layoffs happen all the time... to other people, not to you. You work in social media, you'll be fine. Those teams are growing, not shrinking. You're safe. You're wrong. It's amazing how much everything can change in an instant - and did.

The Wedding of John Seth Anderson & Michael Adam Ferguson — A federal judge just struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban and said it is unconstitutional. So, Seth Anderson and Michael Ferguson are getting married. Right now.

Airtime Helps Student Land Internship: Will it Work for Hiring? — When Daniel Wein told his mother the story of how he had just landed an internship using a social video chat service, her only response was "You got an internship where?" He quickly told his mother that this was not ChatRoulette. Wein was using Airtime.

Why Twitter's Two-Step Authentication Won't Stop Big Twitter Hacks — Twitter has " finally " added two-step authentication to all accounts (always with the "finally," tech writers). This lets you require a one-off text message code every time you log in. Nobody without access to your phone can log into your account; ergo, only you can log into your account.

New Yorkers Mourn The Man Allegedly Murdered For Being Gay — Two blocks outside my door this morning, a memorial has formed. RIP, Mark Carson. On Sunday night, hundreds gathered at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood to mourn 32-year-old Mark Carson, who died Friday night after being shot by a man who was taunting him for being gay.
Oct 24, 2016

Someone’s been feeding @thedailybeast their Wheaties this election cycle.

Oct 24, 2016

Wanna feel old? We were alive when NFL players actually scored touchdowns.

Oct 24, 2016

.@support Hey guys, your reporting tool is broken. Wont allow me to add tweets to plead my case. Just wanted to let you know, because Nazis.

Oct 24, 2016

I got rid of most of the sportslady trolls when I left sports, gained some lovely alt-right ones in return. Winner winner chicken dinner.

Oct 24, 2016

It's making this place not nearly as fun. I won't stop using it, because lol if they think we'll let hate win... but I miss life without it.

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