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A.C. Shilton

Appalachia, TN
Freelance Journalist and Columnist — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Slate

Freelance journo • Eat & Drink columnist @OutsideMagazine • 2x Ironman • Thoroughbred tamer • You've probably yelled at me online

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A.C. Shilton is an award-winning freelance journalist covering fitness, food, the outdoors, and environmental and social justice issues. She's Outside Online's Eat and Drink columnist and is a regular at Runner's World, Bicycling, Men's Journal and YES! Magazine.

What was your first job as a journalist?

As an associate editor at a local fashion magazine. I steamed so many party dresses used the words "fun and flirty" way too many times.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Never. I have no idea how to even work one. Me working on a typewriter would probably be like watching my mom try and navigate Excel.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it easier for really strong, smart reporting to be found, but it also makes it easier for good things to get buried.