Alana Cook on Muck Rack

Alana Cook

Tampa, Florida
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  I cover emerging technology, privacy, domestic violence,. corruption, intelligence, politics, civil rights and politics. I like investigative projects if I can get funding.
Doesn't Cover: I don't cover fluff, sports, or entertainment.

journalist, international government security contracting stuff, pro-life, former Capitol Hill reporter, Christian, privacy, human rights

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I have interviewed high-profile politicians, witnessed history in the making and had long talks with well-known civil rights leaders circa 1960 and the present. These conversations have taught me one thing: There is no substitute for the fragility and complexity of the human condition. My forte i...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was business editor at Port Arthur News in Port Arthur Texas (my hometown that was just hit by hurricane Harvey and had record flooding).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! I took typewriting in high school!

How is social media changing news?

Social media is often the first go-to for journalists. It sets the tone and often controls the narrative. It has revolutionized story telling