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Cynthia McKelvey

Santa Cruz
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  the human-ness in science, neuroscience of the self, weird animals

Freelance journalist writing about whatever interests me: mostly science, sex, and medicine. Bylines @wired, @motherboard, @scishow

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I have been a lot of things in life. I started out as an artist when I broke from the stick figure form in elementary school. Then I specialized as a manga artist for my middle school years. I flirted with fashion design before taking an interest in psychology. From there I realized that biology ...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

We had one in kindergarten but it didn't have any ink.

How is social media changing news?

Generally: It's too fast and sloppy to be good. But the Arab Spring really demonstrated how social media can accelerate a news story.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because it's fun as hell and the dress code is flexible.