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Rod McCullom

Freelance Journalist — Freelance

Science and technology journalist | Columnist @UndarkMag | @TheAtlantic @SciAm @TheNation | #BlackAndSTEM | #MIT| Alum: @KSJatMIT @ABCNews NBC @UChicago @MIT

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

McCullom has written and produced for ABC News, ABC New York City, NBC Chicago, FOX Chicago and The Los Angeles Times. He is a contributor to The Atlantic, The Nation, Scie...

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.