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Beth Elderkin

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New York, NY
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 “Once Upon a Timing” podcast. Send tips and kitty gifs beth.elderkin@gizmodo.com.

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Biography

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 — 5,324 followers, 26,999 tweets

Trump's "message to women" doesn't actually speak to women, he's only talking about taxes and banks and de-regulation. Almost like he doesn't consider women people or something...  https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/01/16/watch-live-trump-speaking-women-event/0LG4TsBowKVyRB235LyrpJ/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter 
One of my favorite takeaways from Altered Carbon: the production designer mentioned how, in his canon, Bancroft's koi fish have the minds of enslaved humans. They filmed a scene for it but it didn't make it through. https://t.co/q2uayVnQS6
My first of three pieces from my set visit to Netflix's Altered Carbon. Check it out!  https://twitter.com/io9/status/953311825013207040 
RT @yokatykatikate: Grace's story is common. It's so common that I don't have to imagine it because I remember it. I laugh about it wit… https://t.co/a5K7EbiFln
It's heartbreaking but inspiring to hear the victims of Larry Nassar come forward, not only condemning him but the system that supported his years of abuse.
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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