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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...

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Just remember your Congress reps and Senators are still getting paid. The people who clean their toilets and garbage cans do not. #trumpshutdown
I know all the nerds are still up. Here’s what VP Pence can expect on his Middle East tour- a “hero’s welcome” and pouring “salt in the wound” 
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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.