Seth Putnam on Muck Rack

Seth Putnam

Chicago (66%) and on the road (33%)
Editor, Collective Quarterly

Editor of @collectiveqtrly. Previously: politics @kcstar & daily reporting in Columbus, Miss. I nuked my Twitter after the election and started from scratch.

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Biography

Seth Putnam is the editorial director and co-founder of The Collective Quarterly, a new print magazine about travel and design. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, he also writes for Chicago magazine, Time Inc., Michigan Avenue magazine, the Sun-Times. In a past life, he covered poli...

What was your first job as a journalist?

A newspaper in Mississippi. "Nice to meet you, kid," my editor said. "There's been a body found down a Ruben's Fish Shack. Go check it out."

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Frequently. My favorite is a Smith-Corona I fixed up in Mississippi.

How is social media changing news?

It's delivering it, not producing it.