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Robin Amer

Creator, The City podcast
Covers:  urban history, buildings, city planning, infrastructure, real estate, urban planning, architecture, built environment, transportation, cities, environment, land use

Creator of @thecitypod, forthcoming in 2018. Former @Chicago_Reader editor, @WNYC Podcast Accelerator winner, @WBEZ producer. RTs are not endorsements.

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Robin Amer is a reporter based in Chicago. Much of her work deals with urban planning, the built environment and the complex lives of post-industrial cities. Her work has aired on WBEZ, Marketplace, Re:Sound and other outlets, and has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists an...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

First full time job was as a producer for Open Source, a public radio show that was an early adopter of blending the online world with radio.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep! But mostly for artistic reasons.

How is social media changing news?

News breaks here. It connects reporters with sources, story ideas and colleagues. And I know employers will judge me in part on my following.