Media writer, ethics prof, former NPR ombudsman.

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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 — 5,516 followers, 12,934 tweets

@Sulliview @NoceraBV Need the opposite of a like button. Tragic how hedge funds just want to squeeze out profit without enough thought you the civic role of newspapers.
HEARTBREAKING. Bad for Democracy. Same sentiments always expressed over cuts. @denverpost Cuts 30 Newsroom Jobs, Despite Paywall Decision 
RT @maggieNYT: People close to the White House say they expect more major personnel shifts this week. An effort to rip off the ban…
RT @NateSilver538: This is just not credible spin. This result is really awful for the GOP. It's *also* just one data point, so ... w…
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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.