Freelancer @BBC @LonelyPlanet @MensJournal & various mags. Globetrotting adventurer. Permanently itchy feet.

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Mark Johanson is a freelance journalist and the former travel editor at International Business Times (2011-2014). His stories on travel, culture and the environment have appeared in Newsweek Magazine,, NPR, Jetstar Magazine and Qantas The Australian Way (this October), among others. He ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

A script analyst for the development dept. of Magnolia Pictures... does that count? Otherwise, self-eployed blogger!

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. In a school play.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it much faster, and placing journalists on a treadmill (for better or worse).