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Ilaria Parogni

New York City
Editorial Assistant — The New York Times
Covers:  social media, russian social media, Russia, politics, blogs, society, lifestyle, culture, minorities

Editorial Assistant @nytimes. Bylines @guardian, @MoscowTimes, @thenation, @qz. I think about Russia 24/7

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I am a freelance journalist based in New York, currently completing a joint MA in Journalism and Russian Studies at New York University. I am a Research Associate at the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Previously, I served as Director of Social Media and Community Engagement a...

What was your first job as a journalist?

After getting an internship at Russia Beyond the Headlines I started contributing to the website with stories on Russian society

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! It was my favorite toy as a child. A red 1969 Valentine Olivetti. I would sit at my grandfather's desk and pretend to be a journalist

How is social media changing news?

Social media has already changed everything: from the ways in which readers consume news to how reporters and editors think about journalism.