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Mark Snowiss

Washington DC
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  environmental issues (drought, wildfires), former soviet union, balkans, middle east, eurasia,
Doesn't Cover: science, health

Writer/Educator, Project Manager; former @VOANews, @Refugees, @theIRC, @ceuhungary, @fcpsnews, #refugees, #EdPolicy

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Biography

I am a Washington D.C.-based reporter for the Voice of America, currently focusing on environmental issues in the Western US (drought, wildfires, etc) as well as Eurasia and the Balkans. See my profile page here: http://www.voanews.com/author/4677.html.

Prior to joining VOA, I spent four years in...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing copy on the overnight shift and flipping to dayside the 2nd half of the week to edit our website. Brutal.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I'm old enough for that. I had an LA Lakers sticker on it.

How is social media changing news?

The source pool has increased exponentially, for one. That allows for news written from afar, which has clear + and -