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Cynthia Wang

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Sydney
Writer, WHO Magazine and Who.com — Freelance
Covers:  olympics, celebrities, human interest stories, television production, celebrity interviews, fashion, film & television
Doesn't Cover: campaign finance, law

Writer, @WhoMagazine. Former @People editor. @MedillCherubs instructor. Beady-eyed stuffed animal enthusiast. Opinions my own.

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Biography

Originally from the 'burbs of Baltimore, I attended Northwestern University and got a BSJ from Medill in 1993. From there, I fact-checked, reported, wrote and edited for People in a rewarding 18-year run, which included going to six Survivor locations, covering 5 Olympics, and doing People's firs...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first full-time job was fact-checking for People in New York. 18 years later, I left the company as an assistant editor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I played with one as a kid and submitted homework using one until I got a Smith Corona word processor in 1988!

How is social media changing news?

The quick retweeting, sharing, and linking to news via social media makes it harder for readers to discern accurate and original sources.

Awards

AAJA Membership Awards

2009 - Member of the Year
Every year, the executive officers of the Asian American Journalists Association recognizes one of the organization's more than 1,700 members as a person who has gone above and beyond, locally or on the national level. In 2009, I was humbled to receive the award for my efforts in both putting on the convention silent auction and raising more than $50,000 for scholarships over the past couple years and speaking at J Camp, AAJA's signature multicultural journalism camp for high school students.