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I've worked in print, online, radio, everything but TV. I've also managed Twitter accounts for news organizations.

I respect the web, for its reach, and use social media as a platform, but marry those skills with the traditional journalism background of real writing and reporting.

I'm a graduate of Pitzer College (BA in creative writing) and have a master's in journalism from Syracuse University.

I've ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Travel writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has become the news. It's moved beyond a platform to share information to become one of the "news" topic of the last few years.

Global warming: Good for big whales

adn.com — Arctic Author: Adam Popescu, Special to The Washington Post Updated: 5 minutes ago Published 6 minutes ago BARROW - About 23,600 square miles of Arctic sea ice melted every day in May, a record-high amount. That is good news for one group: bowhead whales, the Arctic's largest marine mammal.

Global warming: Good for big whales | The News Tribune

There’s at least one creature on Earth that’s loving global warming

washingtonpost.com — About 23,600 square miles of Arctic sea ice melted every day in May, a record-high amount. That is good news for one group: bowhead whales, the Arctic's largest marine mammal. Warming temperatures are leading to a massive sea-ice melt that's troublesome for native people and polar bears.

Is this the face of L.A.’s next major artist?

washingtonpost.com — Aaron Axelrod is a madman. And it's not because he's wearing eight-pound, crystal-encrusted pink bunny ears, or a nylon jacket zipped to his neck on a balmy, 82-degree night. He's minutes from the climax of his first survey show - and the audio cable needed for the finale is on the fritz.

On being an entrepreneur in violent Mexico: “What if I succeed?”

technologyreview.com — Alejandro Avila, the 30-year-old Mexican cofounder of Espiral, a mobile wallet service that he describes as "Square meets Stripe," is on the edge of something big. Mexicans carry more than 100 million mobile phones and only 15 percent use credit cards, making financial tech a lucrative nascent market.

Life as an Entrepreneur in a Violent Mexico

technologyreview.com — Alejandro Avila, the 30-year-old Mexican cofounder of Espiral, a mobile wallet service that he describes as "Square meets Stripe," is on the edge of something big. Mexicans carry more than 100 million mobile phones and only 15 percent use credit cards, making financial tech a lucrative nascent market.

How to Eat the Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant Meal in Maui, Hawaii

thrillist.com — Though this side of Maui may seem isolated, it's actually not that tough to reach. For a low-impact approach, rent a car: it's just a few hours on the palm-lined Hana Highway. Or try a 30-minute helicopter ride via Paradise Helicopters, part of a package of experiences arranged by the ranch and the Four Seasons resort in Wailea.

The forgotten people of the Arctic

bbc.com — There is no more evocative image of the Arctic than the polar bear. We all know it as the symbol of our thirst for fossil fuels. As the sea ice melts and nanook's habitat disappears, the world cries "save the polar bear". But hardly anyone says "save the local people".

Coyotes have adapted to the streets of L.A., and biologists want to know how

stripes.com — Tens of thousands of coyotes are killed by the government and hunters annually. But coyotes, as coy as their name implies, seem more scared than aggressive when confronted. Attacks are rare, Brown said, and often happen when humans feed them, which is illegal.

In dogged pursuit of the urban coyote

pressherald.com — LOS ANGELES - It was nearly the hour of the wolf, and there were no coyotes. Not a single beep on the GPS tracker. Justin Brown parked his jeep on a dark road and sighed. "I'm going to get out and see if I hear anything," he said.
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Aug 18, 2016

Gawker's on its way out, time to start pdf'ing en masse if you want the old stuff to live on  http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/i-looked-a-wild-polar-bear-in-the-eye-1660742137  no snark,this 1 was fun

Aug 18, 2016

RT @jonathanmahler: Whatever you thought of Gawker & @nicknotned, they were targeted and taken down by a billionaire with a vendetta and th…


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