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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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Nov 18, 2017

Archeologists have unearthed an entire Egyptian sphinx—in the middle of a Californian desert. It’s from a nearly 100-year-old movie set.

Nov 17, 2017

“We’re getting played because too many Americans are ill equipped to perform the basic functions of citizenship. “ 

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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.