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Osita Nwanevu

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Biography

I’m Osita Nwanevu, a former intern at Harper's Magazine, Slate, the Chicago Reader, NPR, and In These Times. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief of the South Side Weekly, an alternative weekly covering the South Side of Chicago, a Senior Editor at The New Islander, an online magazine in development, and...

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RT @Lollardfish: As the CDC is banned from using the word transgender, evidence-based, fetus, vulnerable, diversity, and science-bas…
The word transgender is straightforwardly forbidden. Some information for LGBT people has reportedly been scrubbed from the HHS website.
You can't say "science-based" or "evidence-based". Instead, you have to write that the "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".
Conservatives: If we don't allow racists to speak, how will we have discourse open enough to enable scientific advancement? Fools, simpletons: You know, they might be onto something. Conservatives: *Literally ban the words "science" and "evidence"*
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at In These Times, a progressive magazine based in Chicago.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Nope.

How is social media changing news?

Not as much as people assume.