NYC for @NYTMetro, and its transit for @VICE. Writing on cities elsewhere. Visiting fellow @nycfuture. Ed @PotluckMagazine & @Newestyorkco. jsurico15 at gmail.

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I am a freelance journalist, based in Queens, NY. Born and raised on Long Island, I studied journalism and politics at New York University, and my work focuses on criminal justice issues, class, urbanism, and how we collectively cope with the American system. I have reported abroad, from Cuba, Sw...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Editor of my high school editor, during the 2008 election.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have, I should more and I will.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it like a pencil that you flick back and forth: super fast but blurry in the middle.