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Andrew M. Seaman

New York City
Digital Editor — Reuters
Covers:  medicine, health, health policy, medical funding, medical devices, doctors, medical studies, nutrition
Doesn't Cover: products, consumer

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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,...

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.