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Ben Brown

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Raleigh, Smithfield
Multimedia Producer, Municipal Equation
Covers:  environment, coastal issues, politics, tourism, wilmington n.c., voting, n.c. general assemby
Doesn't Cover: courts, crime
Multimedia producer. Maker of @MuniEquation and @tourettespod #podcasts. Former capitol reporter (Insider, N&O). Camera user. Lesser of @dial_media_.

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Biography

Covering North Carolina's legislature and other corners of state government for the Insider State Government News Service and the News & Observer newspaper of Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously worked in the southeast part of the state for a web/FM radio news outlet and, prior, a great coastal newspaper.

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@BenBrownMedia — 2,663 followers, 22,432 tweets

RT @BostonGlobe: In @BostonGlobeMag: 100 years ago Tuesday, an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a d… https://t.co/MkU689mts7
Audio producers -- is hiss becoming trendy? Been noticing more of it in stock music. #audio #music #production
RT @noelukas: Just found this mint condition gem at the back of a cupboard. Looking good Eric! @EricIdle pic.twitter.com/V5WK9CUXCc
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing about sewer construction (and I'll joke that it might've been a sign).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. It's the same one my late grandfather, a former EPA man, used to type his reports.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has transformed sourcing, gaffe-finding and is a laser for breaking news. It also allows for instant critical slap-back.

N.C. Press Association Award

2011 - Investigative Reporting

First place

N.C. Press Association Award

2011 - News Feature Writing

First place