Lorraine Murphy on Muck Rack

Lorraine Murphy

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Vancouver
Editor-in-Chief, The Cryptosphere and Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  hackers, wikileaks, hacktivism, craft beer, internet security, food, cocktails, geek culture, apps, startups, celebrities, anonymous
Doesn't Cover: marketing, sales, music

49 degrees latitude, 360 degrees attitude! Cybersecurity journalist, credits Slate, Salon, Vanity Fair. Editor in Chief at TheCryptosphere.com

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Biography

I'm a journalist, blogger, and social media consultant with a special focus on Anonymous, hacktivism, and the transformative power of social media.

Currently I'm freelancing to the Daily Dot and the Daily Download, as well as blogging on raincoaster.com and Ayyyy.com and travel/food blogging on M...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Self-employment columnist at Business in Vancouver more than a decade ago. Tough job emotionally in a recession.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I still have my Dad's Hermes from the early '60's. It takes such force to hit the keys that you'd develop visible musculature on your fingers

How is social media changing news?

Journalism is splitting into two divisions: The sourcing and research, like WikiLeaks, and the editorializing. We're only at the beginning.