Craig Pittman on Muck Rack

Craig Pittman

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St. Petersburg FL
Environmental Reporter — Tampa Bay Times
Covers:  environmental issues, endangered species, wetlands, wildlife smuggling, pollution, weird florida news, sprawl, offshore drilling, 2010 oil spill
Doesn't Cover: studies that aren't peer-reviewed, green consumer goods, earth day

My book Oh Florida! is compulsively readable, says NYT. Author of The Scent of Scandal, Manatee Insanity & Paving Paradise. Enviro reporter, Tampa Bay Times.

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Biography

Craig Pittman, winner of state and national awards for his journalism, is a native Floridian. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him "the most destructive force on campus." Since...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. When I was in college I used a Selectric both to write stories for the student paper & to satisfy requirements for weightlifting class.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone has his or her own personal wire service now, thanks to Twitter.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Tie: Ted Baxter of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" fame & Ed Hutcheson (Humphrey Bogart) in "Deadline USA."