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Franz Strasser

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Washington, DC
Reporter and Video Journalist — BBC
As seen in: BBC, BBC Mundo
Covers:  immigration, business, demographics, culture, politics, economy, trends, technology

Head up digital video for BBC News in the US. 🔱 Report on culture, immigration and trends across North America. Views are mine ≠ BBC's. 📲 +1 954 372 6988

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Biography

I'm a Reporter and Video Journalist with BBC News in Washington, D.C.

I report, shoot and edit original video stories for the BBC News website, the global networks of BBC World TV and World Service radio, write feature articles and assist with breaking news coverage.

Most of the time, I travel ac...

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@franzstrasser — 4,187 followers, 10,325 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Already so fed up by @jumpmobility @ofo_bicycle @MobikeUSA @spincities. Always making detours to encounter bikes or apps that don’t work. The latest: a 999-second ad until you can unlock. https://t.co/ctlZ68WDjJ

Nov 21, 2017

It may seem that there are more cases of sexual abuse than elsewhere, but in reality a lot has to do with US media laws. https://t.co/9oaFV5t3Ce

Nov 20, 2017

@timoriamcqueen Timoria: the numbers, trends and most importantly your stories are just heart-breaking and so unexpected in the richest country in the world.

Nov 20, 2017

“Germany is not leaving the E.U. and it did not elect Donald Trump. It was unable to form a government on its first attempt. That’s bad. It causes instability. But it’s not the end of the world.” - German politician https://t.co/uAH9SWgkta

Nov 20, 2017

RT @BBCWorld: More women die in the US from pregnancy-related issues than in any other developed country. Why?…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

In 2005, I started a sports podcast with a friend of mine in Germany which quickly grew to become the most listened-to in its category.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

There might have been a typewriter app on my iPhone once. The answer is no.

How is social media changing news?

It has become ever more important to make sure your story becomes part of the conversation on social media. It is also great to get feedback.

Awards

Pulitzer Travel Fellowship

2009 - Columbia University
Awarded for graduating as the valedictorian, this fellowship allowed me to travel anywhere in the world to report a story. It is part of Joseph Pulitzer's gift to Columbia University which established the Pulitzer Prize.