Russ Baker on Muck Rack

Russ Baker

New York, NY -- but often on the road
Editor-In-Chief — Who What Why
Covers:  investigations, intelligence, abuses of power, corporate power, covert operations, democracy, presidential campaigns
Doesn't Cover: consumer products, celebrities, literature, novels, fiction literature, sports, gadgets, entertainment, culture, celebrity/fashion fusion features, trivia

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Russ Baker is the founder and editor-in-chief for the news organization WhoWhatWhy. He is the author of the best-selling work of investigative history, Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. Baker has worked for and with...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a stringer for the Christian Science Monitor in New York City

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Journalism school! They also were phasing in computers back then....stone age

How is social media changing news?

The impact is still unclear. It is making news more responsive but also generating a lot of chaos and misinformation.