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Geneva Overholser

New York City
Covers:  leadership, changing media landscape, cultural diversity

Leading in an age of change. Old media bio (NYT, WaPo, Des Moines Register) new media gusto!

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Geneva Overholser is a senior fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and an independent journalist in New York City. She was until July 2013 director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She is a former editor of the Des Moin...

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@genevaoh — 3,767 followers, 3,365 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

I just called Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman 202-418-1000 to support net neutrality. Join me!

Nov 20, 2017  A sad story, and a credible one -- but greatly weakened by anonymity. Way too many journalists are willing to forgo that important distinction that undergirds journalistic credibility: We name names. Or should.

Nov 20, 2017

Can this be part of the way to a better future for news? I think -- and surely hope -- so!! 

Nov 18, 2017

@jayrosen_nyu Absolutely. Been true since the rise of right-wing radio. And what an effective tactic. The "liberal media" curse can never be shed, but that hasn't stopped the trying.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

City hall reporter, Colorado Springs Sun

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

Bringing more people and more information into news