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Biography

ROD MCCULLOM specializes in reporting on the intersections of science, technology, crime, violence, race and poverty.

Much of his recent reporting has focused on the domestic and global HIV epidemics. He has reported the epidemic from across Sub-Saharan Africa and been awarded reporting fellowsh...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

An intern at "The Chicago" a monthly magazine on race and urban affairs. They offered me a six months training. Then went to the LA Times.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Absolutely. I learned to type on a typewriter and took typing class in high school.

How is social media changing news?

It's forcing the news to be delivered faster. It's also created a demand for more diversity and intersectional analysis and content.