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Mythili Sampathkumar

Reporter — The Independent

My(mine)-Thi(thin)-lee| Reporter @Independent | US + Intl news #foreignpolicy #climate #globaldev #UN | NYC via CLE| mythili.s1 at gmail| Views mine.

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I am freelance journalist and writer based in New York City. Before becoming a wordsmith, I had a career in international trade, with a focus on import/export controls. It was challenging but handing in my office keys for a press pass feels better.

My focus as a reporter/blogger has been on th...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing daily updates for an international trade news wire service.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I even know how to change the ribbon.

How is social media changing news?

Verify. And then, double-check. Unless it's your opinion, then spout off all you want.