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Meredith Derby Berg

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Greater Boston
Freelance Video Journalist and Writer — Freelance
Covers:  mass incarceration, health & human services, commercial real estate, business trends, advertising & marketing, retail, women's interest, local news, nonprofits

video journalist/teacher/writer | criminal justice, nonprofits, humans, biz trends thru words & short docs. need coffee, chocolate @NUjournalism @COMatBU alumna

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Biography

I've written and reported on various topics—incarceration, women's issues, finance, real estate, marketing, retail—for The Boston Globe, The Marshall Project, The Washington Post, Fusion, Advertising Age, Women's Wear Daily & Footwear News, and TheStreet.com, among others. I've also taught jo...

What was your first job as a journalist?

In college, I worked as a copy editor and reporter at a small Boston weekly called The Back Bay Courant, now named The Boston Courant.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My dad loved typewriters, still does. Growing up, I would tinker on his when I "helped" him do office work. And later we used word processors

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes everyone journalists of sorts, though this doesn't always work out so well.

Awards

Director's Award

2016 - Academic achievement
An award given by the director of Northeastern's School of Journalism for academic excellence and professional promise.