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Boulder, CO
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  technology, sustainability, environment, alternative energy, food, tech-based art and design, adventure, social entrepreneurship, startups, robotics, transportation, human-computer interaction
Doesn't Cover: advertising thinly disguised as news, new versions of popular consumer electronics, complex medical news, old news from weeks or months ago

Vermont native, night owl, pro freelance journalist covering tech, science, adventure, food, design, and sustainability

Alyssa Danigelis is a professional freelance writer and editor who got started as a teenager reporting for the largest newspaper in Vermont. Her articles about Ben & Jerry's, a skate park entrepreneur, and a cigarette sales sting were featured in the Burlington Free Press.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she edited GOOD Magazine's election-related infographics broadsheets distributed nationwide in ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The Burlington Free Press invited local high schoolers to report and write for a weekly Teen Page. It changed my life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and not ironically. Applying for colleges back in the day required one in order to fill out all the required forms.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To me, it means telling the story in a fair, accurate, engaging, and professional way.

Skydiver Sean MacCormac Surfs Thunderstorms — Sean MacCormac chased the thunderstorm right through the clouds. Board strapped to his feet, the pro skydiver jumped into a classic summertime thunderstorm boiling over central Florida. Although it looked akin to a death wish, this dive was 25 years in the making.

Meal Delivery Robots Head to London — Robots really are taking over, and in London they could edge out humans to deliver takeaway orders. International food ordering service Just Eat is currently testing self-driving robots there with an eye on deploying them for food deliveries soon.

Overzealous Tour de France Fans Sent Flying — "Get out of the way! Step back, you idiots!" That would be me shouting at the TV during this year's Tour de France. Crazed fans crowding the route and running alongside riders have long been part of the Tour, but the pros are showing less patience for a few spectators' flag-waving, hard-charging, and downright dangerous ways.

It's Raining Fire — "You're going to light it on fire with a Duracell battery." So begins an epic photoshoot created by science filmmakers Rob Nelson and Jonas Stenstrom. If you ever had an urge to make it rain pretty fire, apparently all you need is a steel wool-filled whisk on a chain, a pedestrian bridge, and one brave model.

Barefoot Waterskier Breaks Guinness World Record — Who needs pesky waterskis to do tricks? Certainly not barefooter Greg Sample, who set a world record for the most 360-degree rotations in a minute. Twisting and turning behind a motorboat in Florida, Sample managed to pull off 33 full rotations called tumble turns.

Swedish Woman Runs Solo Across Iran — "I have just started, and I am really f--ing scared," Kristina Paltén says directly into the camera in Swedish. Not even one mile into her solo run across Iran, the ultra-runner's fears about what she's doing briefly overwhelm her.

Quadruple Amputee Takes On Iconic Ridge in Scotland — Rock and ice climbing are hard enough, but Scottish mountaineer Jamie Andrew is doing these hard-core activities without hands or feet. Recently the quadruple amputee set out with several friends to cross the iconic Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye. While meeting a friend along the traverse, the group ended up assisting with a rescue.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Review — Despite a slow start out of the gate, Samsung has returned to the fitness tracker race and, with the Gear Fit 2, hopes to sprint to the lead. This $179 device is not only $70 less expensive than its direct competition but also offers more features.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Could Be Fitness Tracker to Beat — After a quiet year in the fitness tracker space, Samsung has reasserted itself with the Gear Fit2, a new wrist-worn device with a large curved color AMOLED display, heart rate monitor, and GPS. We went hands-on with this new Tizen-powered gadget, whose price of $179 makes it one of the least expensive fitness trackers with both a color display and GPS.

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Jul 18, 2016

And in other news: While showing me the game, a #PokemonGO player captured a Pokémon rat in my apartment. Great. 

Jul 18, 2016

Wow. Glad this ended OK. Not sure I’d make it out of a lawnmower chase in one piece... 

Jul 05, 2016

RT @astroengine: Got to say that I LOVE @NASAJuno's design. Pleasing to the eye with a kinda steampunk vibe. #Juno #JunoAtJupiter

May 26, 2016

Exciting bookmark-worthy news: @DNews has a new home @Seeker! Find our stories here: 

May 25, 2016

Did you know fitness trackers could do that? Had a fun time with this one for @mikeprospero & @tomsguide 

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