Author of "Kissed by the Taliban."

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Carmen Gentile has worked for some of the world’s leading outlets including CNN, The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today and many others.

He has covered both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedding with soldiers on the front line.

In September 2010, Carmen was injured while reporting ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for a small local paper in the Pittsburgh suburbs. My first assignment was to cover every area high school graduation.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I'm almost 40. I miss that sound.

How is social media changing news?

For better and worse.