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Molly Longman

Des Moines, Iowa
Freelance Writer and Multimedia Reporting Intern — 5280 Magazine, Des Moines Register, Freelance
Covers:  Politics, music, U.S. news, celebrity profiles, books, world news.
Doesn't Cover: I rarely cover food, fashion, or beauty.

Fellow @PhoenixNewTimes | wannabe Clare Hollingworth | Words and snark: @TeenVogue @dmregister @Micnews @LAmag @5280magazine @MidwestLiving @Cosmopolitan

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I’m Molly—I write about things like Juggalos, human trafficking, refugee resettlement, LSD, and the 2016 presidential election. I've also been known to produce a podcast series or two. I’m a versatile reporter who’s flexible in her subject matter. I specialize in narrative, digital, and feature j...

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@MollLongman — 1,334 followers, 5,121 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

All the information I'm being inundated with today is more depressing than usual.

Nov 19, 2017

RT @axios: It's not just politics and Hollywood, sexual misconduct is coming to light in restaurants, fashion, media, sports a…

Nov 19, 2017

RT @NYMag: Congresswoman Jackie Speier claims that two of the people accused of sexual harassment are current members of the H…

Nov 19, 2017

RT @kylegriffin1: The Senate voted this week to confirm an ex-coal mining executive with a record of serious safety violations to bec…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked at a small-town newspaper in Iowa. I learned so much, particularly that there's a story everywhere.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I haven't had the pleasure.

How is social media changing news?

With the flick of a finger, we can see 12 different articles from different outlets that are relevant and timely.


Iowa College Media Association

2015 - Best Feature Award
"The Midwest's Traffick Trap" won first place in the Iowa College Media Association's Best Feature category.


2015 - Best Feature Award
My article "The Midwest's Traffick Trap" won second place in the AEJMC Best Feature Article Division. The article touched on the prevalence of human trafficking in smaller towns throughout the Midwest.