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Andrew M. Seaman

New York City
Digital Editor — Reuters

Society of Professional Journalists' Ethics Chair (@SPJ_tweets) | Digital Editor @Reuters | @ColumbiaJourn Alumni Board | Opinions My Own |

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I’m a journalist at Thomson Reuters’s headquarters in New York City. I joined Reuters after working at its Washington bureau, where I covered the Affordable Care Act and the White House, as the 2011 Kaiser Media Fellow.

I’m a 2011 graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism,...

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@andrewmseaman — 8,243 followers, 34,746 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

What sucks about this job is that you know going into it that you’ll never be able to live up to your predecessor. 

Nov 21, 2017

No. Journalists are supposed to uncover wrongdoing. A journalist who commits wrongdoings is a crappy journalist - also person.

Nov 21, 2017

We need to be clear about this: There is no such thing as a talented journalist who sexually harasses and/or assaults others.

Nov 21, 2017

Career paths littered with victims and harm is not “talent.” In fact, it’s the antithesis of good journalism - to uncover wrongdoing.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first "gig" was writing a small article for The Forest City News as a fifth or sixth grade student. In fact, I still have the clip.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have used a typewriter. Typewriters weren't out of vogue when I was very young - about 6 years old.

How is social media changing news?

Social media changed the speed of news and how most people find out what’s going on in their world. I think there is great power in social media, but I think that power needs to be used to serve the public through the fundamentals of journalism.