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Russ Baker

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New York, NY -- but often on the road
Editor-In-Chief — Who What Why
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Biography

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...

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Back in September, a man reported a YouTube comment from a “nikolas cruz” that said “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” The FBI looked into it, but reportedly were unable to determine the identity of the commenter.  http://bit.ly/2BG7en8 
Special counsel Robert #Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on Friday for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.  http://bit.ly/2hDce4c  https://t.co/pVhFCs64G9
Census Bureau to Count Prisoners’ Home as… Prison McCarthyism Inc. ; General Warns of War with China …and More Picks  http://bit.ly/2C6t6Jq 
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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.