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Angus Chen

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New York City
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, NPR, Scientific American, Salon, HuffPost, PBS, Science Magazine, Public Radio International and 60 more
Covers:  Really anything that's interesting! But my specific beat is in science and tech. I specialize in drugs, addiction and mental health.
Doesn't Cover: Breaking news that's already on every big network.

undignified, un-funny, un-award winning journalist. bylines @npr @sciam @wnyc. Taiwanese American. PGP: B1A0 1F53 EB76 C6EF F6D2 B218 2E56 5EFE 3AF0 9480

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Biography

I'm a freelance reporter working with National Public Radio, WNYC Radio, Scientific American magazine, and other outlets. My main beat is science and, within that, I specialize in drugs, addiction and mental health. I'm also interested in data security and privacy, especially where it pertains to...

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

Not really. I had a friend who was the editor of my high school newspaper, and I'd help her do headlines but that's it.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

I don't know if i'm the most proud of this one, but my first radio story was a feature on WNYC Radio about gentrification in bed stuy.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

It's a difficult field. Try not to get discouraged.