Media writer, Reporter, News Junkie. Back after 2 years in Afghanistan. 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 — 5,320 followers, 11,089 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

@thomasbrew And somehow, endlessly fascinating. Maybe cuz we grew up w/him. I remember car chase night & verdict, like it was Kennedy' assassination

Jul 21, 2017

RT @TheNewsLP: Who writes the hyperpartisan news found online? @DFRLab takes a closer look. 

Jul 21, 2017

Literally, not seriously. "Your A-to-Z guide to the media mayhem during President Trump’s first six months in office 

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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.