Media writer, Reporter, News Junkie. Back after 2 years in Afghanistan. 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 — 5,396 followers, 11,539 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

RT @NBCNightlyNews: "The Puerto Rico and the San Juan that we knew yesterday is no longer there," San Juan's mayor tells @GadiNBC as sh…

Sep 21, 2017

Kudos 2 @propublica @juliaAngwin 4 grt reporting: "Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes  https://nyti.ms/2yeEahB 

Sep 21, 2017

@mlcalderone @melbournecoal don't we both know that. no one has thiner skin than journos!

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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.