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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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Jul 26, 2017

Earlier this year, researchers with the military said there are about 13,000 people who are trans in the military. 

Jul 26, 2017

RT @nlgja: NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists offers tips on covering transgender people and military policy 

Jul 26, 2017

Additionally, the military healthcare system basically trained its employees on caring for trans service members. 

Jul 26, 2017

It's important to note that the U.S. military had already been caring for people who are trans (the family members of service members).

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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.