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Samuel Oakford

Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  economic development, global banks, business, global politics, climate change, drug war, addiction, climate, environment, finance, developing countries

write: @Airwars. work: @irinnews @theintercept @POLITICOMag, @ForeignPolicy, @nytimes. old: UN @vicenews | \ Porzingis

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RT @cjchivers: as a reader i am feeling lucky to have before me this sane and sensible proto-@nytimesatwar piece by @PeterLucier, a Marine…
RT @EliotHiggins: I've taken a look at yesterday's chemical attack, and how, despite Trump dropping a bunch of Tomahawks on Syria, ch…
RT @normative: The sign of a good conspiracy theory is the way it assimilates disconfirming information as supporting evidence. 
RT @NatashaBertrand: Per these texts, Lisa Page discouraged Strzok from joining the special counsel team and Strzok was hesitant, too. T…
@sarahjeong Was recently at a UN event discussing using blockchain for property transfers. Big snag was if people lost or damaged the USB stick (or whatever storage method) with their key. But that, it was explained to me, wasn't a blockchain problem. It was an IRL one.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

UN Correspondent

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, used to use my parents'.

How is social media changing news?

It helps news spread rapidly, helps with source checking. But it also serves to homogenize content just as rapidly, makes world seem smaller.