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Amy Westervelt

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Oakland, CA
Freelance Journalist and Co-Host, Range Podcast — Freelance

Award-winning print & radio reporter, focused on environment, health & women. Made @ClimateReporter, make @rangepodcast & @AboutYourMa. Member @SEJ.

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Biography

Amy Westervelt is a freelance journalist covering the environment from various angles for publications such as Forbes, Good, Slate.com, Sunset, and Consumers Digest. Back in 2007, her feature on the potential of algae as a feedstock for biofuel won a gold Folio Eddie. In addition to her environme...

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Jul 22, 2017

RT @Blackamazon: Except I'm not trying to "reduce racial bias" . I'm trying to a) get free and b) mitigate harm as much as possible…

Jul 22, 2017

RT @Peter_Lynn: Quit doing this. No one wants video. We all read faster than people talk, it eats up data, and you can’t watch vide…

Jul 22, 2017

RT @RadioFreeTom: The President telling the military to call their members of Congress is really a shocking thing, if we were capable of being shocked.

Jul 22, 2017

RT @rebeccaballhaus: .@WSJ found $1B in undisclosed loans to firms Kushner partly owns. Not in revised file either…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing about shopping online for Shop Online 123, an online shopping companion to Better Homes & Gardens that never saw the light of day.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, of course. I'm not that young.

How is social media changing news?

By making it faster and more accessible, and by providing new ways for journalists to meet each other and to find sources.