Susan Zakin on Muck Rack

Susan Zakin

Valatie, New York/29 Palms, California
Author, Journalist and Founder, Conservation Safari Company
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Susan Zakin is the author of Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement, which established her as a trenchant, irreverent commentator on U.S. environmental politics. After covering the anti-environmental backlash in Washington, D.C., in 2001, she worked in Madagascar as th...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Cop reporter in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A long, long time ago, in a city far away. I liked manuals, because you could really pound away without worrying about the keyboard.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is great for quick access; what I'm concerned about is the potential for manipulation.