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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.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-transgender-military-idUSKBN16M2I8 

Jul 26, 2017

RT @nlgja: NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists offers tips on covering transgender people and military policy  http://bit.ly/NLGJACPTP 

Jul 26, 2017

Additionally, the military healthcare system basically trained its employees on caring for trans service members.  https://twitter.com/andrewmseaman/status/890198639578107905 

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.