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Beth Cortez-Neavel

Austin, Texas
Freelance Journalist and Editor — Freelance
Covers:  gender, higher education, media ethics, literature, politics, health, guns, education, texas, foia
Doesn't Cover: celebrities, sports

Marriage + Family Counseling student. Freelance #journonerd. Opinions mine. #transparency #consent #mentalhealth RTs ≠ plugs.

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Biography

I have reported on border colonias, K-12 education finance and voting rights in Texas. I've reported on post-apartheid shack-dwellers in South Africa and Kenya's poor sanitation and health conditions. I most recently covered the raucous 83rd Texas legislative session for the Texas Observer in 201...

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RT @PsychToday: You may be sharing more than you think on social media. How Twitter data can be used to detect mental health condit… https://t.co/RNh7tZ7e0c
Twitter hiatus over! I'll try and post at least once a day with something #mentalhealth related.

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paycheck was $15 for an article on vandalized art cars during my freshman year in college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Barely.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Younger generations of journos are constantly redefining what it means to report the news and what the news actually is.