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Eva Ruth Moravec

Austin, TX
Freelance Reporter — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Yahoo, ABC News, The Washington Post, Associated Press, SFGate, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times and 105 more
Covers:  supreme court of texas, texas legislature, international travel, domestic travel, texas politics
Doesn't Cover: food, arts

criminal justice reporter, researcher, wife, wanderluster, puns, music, outside. Former: @POI_TX, @utjschool, @AP, @mysa. Portfolio: muckrack.com/EvaRuth

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Austin-based experienced freelance journalist and Master's student with a reporting project on officer-involved shootings in Texas. The grant-funded project, Point of Impact, has been published in the Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News and on Texas Public Radio...

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@EvaRuth — 6,180 followers, 40,542 tweets

RT @keribla: "There are no others," he said, apparently clearing up whether there were other victims.  https://twitter.com/keribla/status/954152072689074176 
“No amount of words could ever undo what I’ve done” - in last words, “tourniquet killer” apologizes to victims, via @TDCJ  https://twitter.com/keribla/status/954155904668258304 
video footage of this incident is crucial. wonder if the courthouse/officer were equipped. via @DispatchAlerts: Ohio deputy shoots, kills 16-year-old juvenile defendant in courthouse scuffle  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180117/deputy-shoots-kills-16-year-old-boy-during-scuffle-at-courthouse 
So cool! @austintexasgov’s going paperless! But what about thank you notes?? Just had this discussion at home.  https://twitter.com/austintech/status/954009233355231233 
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. My parents used to own one that I worked on before we bought our first computer, a Macintosh LCIII.

How is social media changing news?

News is more accessible to the masses, but that accessibility has also caused audiences to question what they read and where it comes from

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Being trusted to share a victim or suspect's story carries a ton of responsibility. One must be balanced, skeptical, inquisitive, personable.


Phillip True Award

2010 - Online Impact
The result of internal voting, the online impact award went to the newsroom employee who made the biggest waves online. At the time, I was covering breaking public safety news five days a week, and I used Twitter, our crime team blog and our website to break news.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - Member of the Month
"Congratulations to Eva Ruth Moravec, who has been named SPJ’s November Volunteer of the Month for her outstanding service to her chapter. In addition to reviving the San Antonio chapter, she is being recognized for raising scholarship money, hosting the Region 8 conference and recruiting broadcast members and freelancers to the board, among other things."