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

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@amyoleary — 12,844 followers, 5,332 tweets

May 27, 2017

RT @brainpicker: Chinua Achebe on how storytelling helps us survive history's rough patches (of which this is now officially one)…

May 27, 2017

RT @naval: Academia and journalism used to be sources of scarce information. Post-Internet, they're mainly used to signal tribal affiliation & status.

May 27, 2017

RT @iChrisLehman: These men are heroes. Giving their lives to protect the dignity and safety of fellow citizens they didn't know.…

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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.