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Brandon Ballenger

Pompano Beach, FL
Associate Editor,
Covers:  personal-finance, small business, cost of college, ways to save money, consumer rights, identity theft, smartphone apps, money money money, south florida businesses, south florida business profiles
Doesn't Cover: charity events, gadget reviews

Associate editor for @SPJFla president. Bring me a cheeseburger.

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I'm a young freelance writer and editor. I'm currently a section editor at Money Talks News, biz style editor for Lifestyle Magazines and calendar and business briefs editor for [The South Florida Business Journal (

I've also freelanced for the South Florida G...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance writer for The South Florida Business Journal.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, for the awesome SPJ events All on Paper and One Night Stand. The results: and

How is social media changing news?

It's making some things more important (building networks, headlines, good photos, reader engagement) and others less (SEO, front pages).