Interview

What was your first job as a journalist?

Staff Writer at The Daily Dot.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes

How is social media changing news?

It's making it more rapid. Instead of waiting on television reporters to bring the news to you, you can follow or like publications.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Ben Urich

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To present the truth to the people without any bias.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Via email press release

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Google Drive, Google Docs, Microsoft Exchange, Sunrise Calendar, Adobe Photoshop

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter

Who do you wish followed you?

Adam Schefter

Why did you become a journalist?

I was interested in putting my thoughts on paper. I thought I had the knowledge to discuss topics I enjoyed.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

No.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

Exposing MeetYourMakers' abuse and neglect of teenage player Kori

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Find your niche. Figure out where your skills excel the most and work as hard as possible.

When's the best time to pitch you?

Afternoon

What's the best pitch you ever got?

WME | IMG to represent Cloud9, SK Gaming, and Team Dignitas

What's the worst pitch you ever got?

Esports scam of a fundraising for an event that was completely fictional.

What's your favorite drink?

Coffee with cream and milk

When you're not at a computer, where are you most likely to be?

Outside, On the Road, at a gaming console, at a concert

Aside from your own, what's your favorite publication to read?

The New Yorker

What's the most common misperception about your beat?

'It's for nerds only'

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