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Stephen Shankland

Paris, France
Senior Writer — CNET
Covers:  science, digital photography, academic research, broadband, web browsers, html, javascript, android, processors, google, programming, technology, industry standards

Senior writer at CNET News. I cover browsers, Web programming, computing technology, photography, and more. In the Conehead clique in junior high. RT != +1.

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At CNET News, my job is to dig into the details of important new technology then explain what's going on.

I started my journalism career in 1992 as a science writer at the Los Alamos Monitor, a daily newspaper, then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 to start covering the computer indust...

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Aug 21, 2017

3:30 a.m., and so far the Boise Idaho traffic is quiet for #eclipse2017

Aug 20, 2017

@gregde Yep. We're headed north early tomorrow. Traffic could be a breeze or could be chaos. Who knows?

Aug 20, 2017

It's located in the Statesman Building in Boise, built in 1909. Boise has tons of great historical plaques!

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Science writer for the Los Alamos Monitor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes -- the last time was a Smith-Corona electric typewriter I used to fill out my college entrance application.

How is social media changing news?

More gossip, less verification, a better ability to track interesting subjects, and a vastly richer supply of sources.