Writer for hire. Contributing writer . Work in Aeon, The Atlantic, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, LARB, Maxim, Slate, Smithsonian, Vice and others
I'm the director of programming at PolicyMic, a news and analysis startup. Before that I was a digital editor at Al Jazeera America, social media director for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek, and an associate editor at The Atlantic.
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The Social Media Amber Alert: A Personal Story
What was your first job as a journalist?
I was an associate writer at National Journal's The Hotline for the summer, aggregating political news.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
I learned to type on one.
How is social media changing news?
Everything is faster and voicier. Mistakes are made more often and vetted just as easily.