Ivan Penn, a 25-year veteran journalist, covers energy for the @latimes. He is a 2006 @JSKstanford fellow and 2014 @LoebAwards winner and 2015 Loeb finalist.

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Biography

Ivan Penn covers utilities and consumer issues for the Tampa Bay Times. He studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in journalism and became the editor of The Diamondback daily student newspaper. He began his professional journalism career in 1992 as a reporter and co...

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@ivanlpenn — 2,331 followers, 1,963 tweets

Nov 09, 2017

RT @mattdpearce: Oh look, the unionized journalists of the New York Times support @latguild! 🦅 https://t.co/g3QocwHfeI

Nov 07, 2017

My wife @septembersings in an interview about incorporating the tale of the Japanese American concentration camps in her production Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song. https://t.co/SlpxztAlkl

Nov 07, 2017

RT @jthalji: Rick vs. Rick is over: @Kriseman poised to win re-election in historic #StPeteMayor2017 battle against @bakerstpete

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid job was working on my college newspaper, The Diamondback. The first job of my career was reporter/researcher, The Miami Herald.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I wrote my first book in middle school on our family typewriter.

How is social media changing news?

People have always loved sharing information, whether pontificating, preaching, gossiping, publishing. Social media allows for all of it.