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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 70 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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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...

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@angRchen — 955 followers, 2,107 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

Any teenagers interested in talking to a reporter about their smartphone habits? Or do you know any teenagers who would be? Let me know!

Nov 19, 2017

RT @nachosarah: I love the phrase bury the hatchet because it means someone was trying to resolve an argument with a fucking hatchet

Nov 14, 2017

RT @dril: i hate i t when girls think im proposing whenever i take the knee at them in protest

Nov 14, 2017

RT @wudanyan: Here's the thing I don't understand when I'm fact-checking: How can writers get things so.... incorrect? [e.g. date…

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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.