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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.

Refugees of a rising sea - Toronto Star Touch

startouch.thestar.com — Residents of a remote Alaskan town far above the Arctic Circle may be among the world's first to be displaced by climate change BARROW, ALASKA - Here in the northernmost municipality of the United States, 510 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, people are facing the idea that they may soon be among the world's first climate-change refugees.

Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow | Toronto Star

thestar.com — BARROW, ALASKA-Here in the northernmost municipality of the United States, 510 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, people are facing the idea that they may soon be among the world's first climate-change refugees. Warming air, melting permafrost and rising sea levels are threatening their coastline, and researchers predict that by midcentury, the homes, schools and land around Barrow and its eight surrounding villages will be underwater.

Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on Barrow

newsminer.com — BARROW, Alaska - Here in the northernmost municipality of the United States, 320 miles above the Arctic Circle, people are facing the idea that they may soon be among the world's first climate-change refugees.

Climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow

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Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow

washingtonpost.com — Here in the northernmost municipality of the United States, 320 miles above the Arctic Circle, people are facing the idea that they may soon be among the world's first climate-change refugees. Warming air, melting permafrost and rising sea levels are threatening their coastline, and researchers predict that by midcentury, the homes, schools and land around Barrow and its eight surrounding villages will be underwater.

‘I Hate Rock Writers’: A Playboy Conversation with ‘Please Kill Me’ Author Legs McNeil

playboy.com — Legs McNeil reads books about punks, but not the kind you'd expect. "I don't read rock 'n' roll books," says the co-author of the best rock 'n' roll book of the last 20 years, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk .

Gallery Hopes to Sell Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Sculpture for $4 Million

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - Four million dollars. That's what a Los Angeles gallery is hoping to get for Kanye West's "Famous" sculpture, a hyper-realistic silicon homage to 12 of the biggest names in pop culture. Four million for George W.

Colson Whitehead Talks Politics, Sanity and ‘The Underground Railroad’

playboy.com — This week, Colson Whitehead's novel The Underground Railroad tops the New York Times fiction best-seller list. Since 2002's Pulitzer-prize nominated John Henry Days -about the "steel-driving man" who dropped dead "with a hammer in his hand"-Whitehead has been on fiction's top floor. August is the 46-year-old's biggest month yet.

The Playboy Conversation: ESPN College Football’s Kirk Herbstreit

playboy.com — Most college football "analysts" regurgitate the same over-used, over-simplified platitudes fans have been hearing for decades. Novelty and nuance are rare commodities in the booth. But Kirk Herbstreit, as a member of both ESPN's College GameDay crew and that network's premier broadcast team, is one of the very few color men who inject real insight into his commentary.

An old harpoon helped date the age of a bowhead whale

washingtonpost.com — How did Arctic researchers date the age of massive bowhead whales? They measured chemical changes in the eye lenses of whales that had been hunted legally. Made up of dozens of layers of protein, the lens of a whale's eye is composed of concentric protein spheres, with the oldest rings at the center.
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Sep 18, 2016

RT @petrupopescu: In 2 days my new book #TheEncounter will be published here in the United States. This tale of adventure & humanity remain…

Sep 15, 2016

RT @GeoffYork: Arctic sea ice just tied for the second-lowest level ever recorded  http://wpo.st/Ncyy1 

Sep 12, 2016

Let them spout page views and uniques till they're blue in the face. Print will always be meaningful in ways digital metrics fail to grasp.

Sep 12, 2016

Big story dropping online today for Washington Post's @PostHealthSci section, tomorrow in print. Don't let anyone say print is dead. Never.

Sep 08, 2016

RT @MorganJerkins: Encouragement for writers: Editors are watching. Your next piece can lead to another height in your career. Keep at it.…


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