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Biography

Bret Thorn is senior food editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, a website and magazine for the food service industry, with responsibility for spotting and reporting on culinary trends across the country.
From 2006 to 2008 he also wrote the Kitchen Dish column for The New York Sun, covering restaur...

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@FoodWriterDiary — 15,142 followers, 8,155 tweets

Sep 16, 2017

@delta Your staff handled the delay in the JAX-JFK flight beautifully: Constant updates + snacks.

Sep 14, 2017

@Delta It might seem trivial, but I think you should simply be honest with your customers.

Sep 14, 2017

@delta, your crew told boarding passengers this was a completely full flight. Why lie about something so transparently false? https://t.co/J7qqBKy963

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a runner for ABC News in Beijing during Tiananmen Square

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Sure; I'm old enough for that.

How is social media changing news?

It gives us a whole new network of sources. Much of the "news" in social media is inaccurate, but so is much of it from traditional media.

Awards

Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award

2006 - Best staff-written editorial or opinion column