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Valerie Brown

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Oregon
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  public health, environmental health, environment, climate chang, environmental justice, music history, eutrophication, bystander effect, endocrine disruption, tsca, pcbs, salmon, radiation, microbiology, nuclear wast, reach, infectious diseases, popular music, carbon sequestration, ocean acidification, biogeochemistry, radiation health effect
Doesn't Cover: automobiles, computer science, electrical engineering, health care

science/environment writer & musician - my dream: reconcile cats and birds. Member, SEJ, NASW

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Biography

Freelance/independent journalist; science, environment, environmental health, climate, microbes, biogeochemistry, pretty much anything. Sub-specialty in the history of popular music. Shopping two novels & one nonfiction book proposal. Winner, 2009 SEJ explanatory journalism award. Musician (s...

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@LAGilman Walking in the rain is wonderful!! I recommend you try it. If it's not too windy, an umbrella is nice. Welcome to the PNW.
RT @michikokakutani: George Washington, 1783: "The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent & respectable Stranger, but the…
I love it, coming one day after a kumbaya moment with Democrats regarding immigration. He has no executive function.  https://twitter.com/danfagin/status/951586340147253249 
Thanks to Hollywood Foreign Press Assn for grants of $1 million EACH to @pressfreedom & @ICIJorg #GoldenGlobes  http://bit.ly/2meTGqx 
"[W]omen adjust to biased treatment in ways that partially—or even totally—confuse it with voluntary choice.." From Publishing While Female by @erinhengel https://t.co/8Kc9JCn0mX. She's an economist, but gee I wonder if this is true in #sciencewriting and #journalism?
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance, first article was for Eugene Weekly about wetland mitigation in Eugene's industrial district

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Lightning fast reaction to stories. Wholesale theft of intellectual property.