Work in @WSJ, @kqed, @washingtonpost, @DameMagazine. Made @climatereporter. Make @rangepodcast & @AboutYourMa. Book, Rise of the Matriarchy, Fall 2018.

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Amy Westervelt is a freelance journalist covering the environment from various angles for publications such as Forbes, Good,, 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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Dec 09, 2017

RT @maggieNYT: And apologized as Trump demanded. And then Trump said that’s not enough. Almost feels like wanting the apology wasn…

Dec 09, 2017

RT @yashar: The official Twitter account of a Congressional committee is being used to attack a private company 

Dec 08, 2017

RT @studentactivism: Also (and this is not a slam at Eric, who I'm sure would agree) don't make fun of people's appearances just general…

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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.