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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. FAA certified 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 — 4,071 followers, 8,828 tweets

May 26, 2017  Good line: “The people who put together the president’s budget know the cost of everything but the value of nothing”

May 25, 2017

RT @PostBaron: Politicians v. reporters: “People often ask me if it’s ever been this bad before ... it's actually been worse." 

May 25, 2017

RT @TheOnion: ‘The Onion’ Invites Republican Candidate Greg Gianforte To Physically Assault Our Entire Editorial Staff…

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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.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Jimmy Olsen, of course.