AFP environment & science reporter, herald of the Anthropocene

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In a career spanning three decades and as many continents, I have divided my professional energy between journalism and teaching. After completing a Masters in political science and Chinese studies at Princeton, I worked in Beijing from 1985 through 1989 as a stringer for the Wall Street Journal...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Manual and electric typewriters, telex, computers w/out memory... don't miss any of them!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Macaulay Connor

What's your favorite social network?

Why, Twitter, of course! (For journalists, is there another?)