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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 — 4,221 followers, 9,359 tweets

Just wondering....if you put, say, 1000 Falcon Heavies on their sides, bolted to the ground at the equator, pointing in the same direction (east or west), and fired them at once, could you you make the day longer or shorter?
The Falcon Heavy will be able to carry more than 140,000 pounds to low-Earth orbit, or more than twice as much as current competing rockets.
#MavicAir flight autonomy 2.0 solves (I hope) a lot of problems.
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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.