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Jessica Firger

New York, N.Y.
Senior Staff Writer — Newsweek
Covers:  tech, science, health
Doesn't Cover: local politics

Senior staff writer @Newsweek. I cover all things health. Opinions are mine.

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Jessica’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News,, Elle, Al Jazeera America, City Limits, Everyday Health, and Poets & Writers, among others.

Beginning September 2011, Jessica was the lead reporter on Occupy Wall Street for t...

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RT @jameshamblin: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is a 10-minute test that asks a person to draw a clock, repeat the phrase “I only know…
According to a recent study from the CDC, correctional inmates are 6.4 times more likely to suffer from a foodborne illness than the general population. via @newfoodeconomy
@pslopian Hi Jerry. I'm a writer at Newsweek. I was wondering if there's a way I can speak with you about a story you wrote while you were here. Thx.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance writer for various arts and culture publications including BUST, Poets & Writers, NY Press.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Many moons ago!

How is social media changing news?

social media beats most newspapers and news sites on breaking news.