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Beth Elderkin

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

Weekend Editor, Staff Writer and Video Host @io9. Co-host OUATiming podcast. I write about RPGs too. 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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Jul 24, 2017

RT @AlbertEinstein: We can confirm that Albert Einstein never said this quote. Here's a worthy purchase via @PrincetonUPress:…

Jul 24, 2017

Me and @joetoenails after another successful Game of Thrones livestream for @io9! Every Monday at 12:30pm.

Jul 24, 2017

@Quinnae_Moon They idolize an image of them that doesn't actually challenge them, their views, or their credibility in any way.

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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