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Amy O'Leary

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New York, NY
Chief Story Officer — Upworthy
Covers:  culture, technology

Chief Story Officer @Upworthy & @GOOD. Previously @nytimes (2014 Innovation Report team), @thisamerlife, & small town newspaper reporter. Into narrative​+data.

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@amyoleary — 12,900 followers, 5,390 tweets

Jun 24, 2017

RT @s_m_i: @voxmediainc And props to @cunyjschool and @gmochkofsky for hosting a @yeseniaa keynote about the importance of use…

Jun 23, 2017

RT @ryeisenberg: Is riding a camel an essential part of life? No. But what is life if not being able to do non-essential things beca…

Jun 23, 2017

RT @KristinaLuca: I cannot stress enough how important it is you watch this gorilla bathe-dancing to maniac. By @bobhagh https://t.co/e15f9NPO7j

Jun 22, 2017

RT @ACLU: We can't believe this needs to be said, but it's not okay to drag people out of wheelchairs when they're protesting…

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I own a beautiful vintage typewriter that was restored for me as a gift. I do my best thinking on it.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To be rabidly curious, eager to share what you know and fundamentally skeptical of the world.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I dislike press releases that tout a new product's greatness. I prefer to be pitched on ideas that can pose questions about how we live.