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Lisa Armstrong

New York
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  personal finance, travel, developing countries, humanitarian issues, haiti, architecture, sub-saharan africa, celebrities, beauty

Journalist covering #Incarceration & other subjects, Senior Fellow at @SchusterInst, Associate Professor at @cunyjschool. Views are my own. #Binders

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I am an award-winning editor and writer with credits in numerous publications and Websites including The Atlantic, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, National Geographic, In Style, The Washington Post, Parade, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Ms., Health, Essence, USA Today and...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Working as a writer-reporter at In Style magazine.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has made it easier to get real news from people on the ground versus news that has been filtered via professional journalists.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

For me, being a journalist is about telling stories and looking at under-reported issues.

New York Press Club Award

2011 - Online journalism
Joan Friedenberg Award for Online Journalism

NYU Reporting Award

The award supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant under-reported subjects in the public interest.