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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...

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