Eric Geller on Muck Rack

Eric Geller

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Washington, D.C.
Cybersecurity Reporter, POLITICO Pro — POLITICO
Covers:  cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, data breaches, surveillance, critical infrastructure

Interview

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I've seen one in a museum!

How is social media changing news?

It's allowing more voices to paint a richer picture, but it's also encouraging reporters to prioritize speed over quality.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Danny Concannon from The West Wing.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To be a journalist is to tell people what they need to hear in order to be competent participants in a democratic society.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Rarely.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter.

Who do you wish followed you?

John Boyega.

Why did you become a journalist?

I like the idea of changing the world through stories.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

Yes. I was a writer my sophomore year, a section editor my junior year, and the editor-in-chief my senior year.

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