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Karen A. Frenkel

New York City
Freelance Science and Technology Writer — CIO Insight, Freelance
Covers:  robotics, entrepreneurs, supercomputing, high tech, innovation, startups, new york city tech, computers, online education, chips, technology, apps, internet
Doesn't Cover: health

Tech reporter (Cyber warfare, Security, Open Source, Big Data, CIOInsight.com), adjunct journalism at NYU, chamber musician (flute), poodle enthusiast

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Science/Technology Reporter
Freelance Science and Technology Writer/ Reporter/ Blogger

I am an award-winning science/ technology journalist, editor, and author. I also have made two documentaries about the impact of technology on society for public television––one on women and computing, the othe...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked with Isaac Asimov on a book about real robots. I am co-author of our book, Robots: Machines in Man's Image (Harmony, 1985).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, in grad school. A Hermes Rocket, the first portable stream-lined typewriter. I named by first standard poodle after it.

How is social media changing news?

It is altering how journalists find stories and sources, how the public chooses what to pay attention to, and promotes interactivity.

National Awards for Education Reporting

1998 - First Prize, Television Documentary and Feature
For Pubic Television Documentary, "net.Learning: Anytime Anywhere" EWA is the only professional organization for members of the news media who specialize in education – has been recognizing distinguished journalism since the 1960s, furthering the association’s mission of increasing the quantity and quality of education coverage to create a better-informed public. See: http://www.ewa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=contest

EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award)

1997 - Best Documentary in a Small Market
Minerva's Machine: Women and Computing, for Public Television. Best Documentary in a Small Market, 1997 EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award), given by National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College