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Erik Olsen

Los Angeles, CA
West Coast Video Correspondent — Quartz
Covers:  Science, environment, extreme sports, national news, breaking news

West Coast Video Correspondent for @qz, based in Los Angeles. @nytimes alum. Drone pilot, kayaker. Follow me on Instagram @olsentropy.

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Erik Olsen is the West Coast Video Correspondent for Quartz. He shoots, writes, edits and narrates video stories about interesting stuff...but mostly about science.

Before Quartz. he spent over a decade at The New York Times, including two years at the Times Sr. Video Journalist in Europe, stati...

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@olsentropy — 3,993 followers, 8,515 tweets

Jan 22, 2017

No, Gwyneth Paltrow, women should not put jade eggs in their vaginas, gynecologist says - The Washington Post 

Jan 22, 2017

RT @susannecraig: News today that Trump won't be releasing his tax returns is hardly surprising. If you have them I'm still interested: 620 8 Ave NYC NY 10018

Jan 22, 2017

Three wildly overused words in today's charged political climate: disgusting, ashamed (as in "you shd be ashamed"...etc.) and pathetic.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Intern for the Seattle Weekly

How is social media changing news?

Massive aggregation and presentation of news by niche audiences.

What's your favorite drink?

Vitamin water