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Beth Elderkin

Chicago, IL
Weekend Editor, Staff Writer, and Video Host — io9
Covers:  gaming, nerd culture, entertainment, television, social justice, profiles, education.
Doesn't Cover: sports

Staff Writer and Video Host @io9. Co-host OUATiming podcast. Reclaiming my time. Send tips and kitty gifs to

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Beth Elderkin is a freelance multimedia journalist and "Shark Jumping" TV review series producer on Channel Awesome. Previously, she was a writer/producer for TouchVision. She developed, hosted and produced a weekly nerd culture show, "Geek Bait," as well as reported on social justice issues.

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@BethElderkin — 4,278 followers, 25,429 tweets

Aug 17, 2017

This is what happens when men have creative control. A butt crack on top of another butt crack.

Aug 17, 2017

Steve Bannon is media savvy. He knew it was on the record. He just wants an out.

Aug 17, 2017

I had a dream that I saw a preview of the new Mary Poppins and she mouthed the word "bitch." I was NOT okay with this.

Aug 17, 2017

It's time for Marvel to end Secret Empire.

Aug 16, 2017

@thelindsayellis Next he'll be saying the Devil put dinosaur bones underground to trick us.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked as a freelance style columnist for the Salinas Californian. I interviewed locals on their personal style and profiled boutiques.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! When I volunteered at a Salinas public library at 14 years old, I used a typewriter to write memos and letters for patrons.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is requiring journalists to be more aware, immediate and present. Community is quick and accountability is swift.

Texas Press Association

2012 - Kerrville State Hospital privatization series
1st Place, Community Service journalism

Texas Associated Press Managing Editors

2012 - Kerrville State Hospital privatization series
2nd Place, Community Service journalism ; Honorable Mention, STAR Investigative Report of the Year; Honorable Mention, FOI Reporting; Honorable Mention, Specialty Reporting