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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 — 12,916 followers, 5,419 tweets

Jul 26, 2017

The trans community serves in the military at TWICE the rate of the general population. Hear their voices here:  http://www.upworthy.com/heres-what-actual-trans-military-voices-have-to-say-about-trumps-ban 

Jul 24, 2017

RT @alaindebotton: The most satisfying adult careers have a habit of drawing on enthusiasms and character traits already present in us aged 10.

Jul 21, 2017

RT @4lisaguerrero: Putin made domestic abuse legal in Russia so violence against women has spiked. 1 woman is killed every 40 min there  https://news.vice.com/story/putin-made-domestic-abuse-legal-in-russia-we-met-the-victims 

Jul 21, 2017

RT @jbsgreenberg: Meet the women who know the painful reality of Jane Crow. Here's our story about parenting poor in NYC. @stephcliff  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/nyregion/foster-care-nyc-jane-crow.html 

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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.