Kim Pearson on Muck Rack

Kim Pearson

East Coast, US
Covers:  Press freedom, journalism and technology, civil liberties, politics, religion
Doesn't Cover: celebrity journalism, sports

My current research is founded on the premise that democracy requires the broad participation of a computationally fluent citizenry. RTs are not endorsements.

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I started out as a wee child with a love of magazines -- the old fashioned magazines with really good writing, such as Saturday Review or really powerful photo essays, such as Look., and of course, Ebony. Because it was the 60s, and I was a little urban black girl from a working-class family wit...

What was your first job as a journalist?

contributor for Black Enterprise

How is social media changing news?

It has fundamentally changed its epistemology. That's the subject of my research in progress.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

The real mission of 21st-century journalism is to help us learn to look and listen so we don't kill each other and the planet. I believe that media tools and processes can help individuals build community, solve problems and transmit constructive values.