Media writer, ethics prof, former NPR ombudsman. aliciacshepard@gmail.com

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Media junkie. Writing about journalism, the news biz and other media foibles but never what I had for breakfast. Ever. Back from shaking up life and moving to Afghanistan for 2 years. Ready to have fun in daily journalism again.

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@Ombudsman — 5,512 followers, 12,690 tweets

RT @maggieNYT: The White House went to huge lengths to deny that Trump talked derisively about immigrants from Haiti and Nigeria i… https://t.co/VrO3UkRGhy
Basically #Facebook is going back to what it was when it started. @NYT Says Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share  https://nyti.ms/2Ey75At 
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

yup. but barely. Thank God for whiteout.

How is social media changing news?

It's both making it 1000 times better and diluting its credibility. Responsibility for vetting accuracy now squarely on shoulders of consumer

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Create some mystery. Make me care, Make it about people and tell the story through them. Real people, that is.