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Antonia Zerbisias

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Montrealer living in Toronto
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  social media, activism, environmental issues, social justice, women's rights, politics, climate change, cultural trends, labor, urban affairs
Doesn't Cover: fashion, self-help, lifestyle, shoes

Media Socialite. Plant Eater. Ex-@CBCnews host/reporter & @TorontoStar columnist. Burning under Twitter bridges since 2007.

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Biography

I was born in Montreal, so long ago that I can say that I have seen both the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix play live there. A life-long anti-war activist, starting with Vietnam in my teens and Iraq as a columnist. I have an honours MBA that I never used for anything until I became treasurer of my cond...

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@AntoniaZ — 15,014 followers, 59,101 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

RT @ajplus: At least 44 buildings have collapsed in Mexico City after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico. Many ar…

Sep 19, 2017

RT @Mcatlady54: Jeez. Is this the start of a nuclear WW3, or an Elton John Battle of the Bands contest? Our plea: Don’t Let the Sun…

Sep 19, 2017

RT @funder: Yup, We’re Embarrassed Too: Viral Photo Shows WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Face-Palming During Trump’s #UNGA Speech  http://people.com/politics/john-kelly-face-palming-trump-un-speech-photo/ 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for a now defunct tabloid where I did everything: reporting, editing, lay-out and cutlines for cheesy photos of girls in bikinis.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and I still have mine just in case I need to write about a power outage.

How is social media changing news?

Social media -- plural, dammit! -- aren't changing news, but its gathering & dissemination. They're a revolution/revelation. Or should be.

Awards

National Newspaper Award

1997 - Critical Writing
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