Senior Reporter @NBCNews — Internet, Platforms, Politics. Harvard @ShorensteinCtr Fellow / Signal 5512470630 / Brandy.Zadrozny@nbcuni.com

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It's finally here!! Our podcast diving into an ultra-viral conspiracy theory: A nurse, who fainted after her Covid vaccine in 2020. She's fine ... but the internet decided she was dead. How it started, why it spread, and who it hurt. Hope you'll listen! podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas…
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New from me: I tried to write about the Buffalo suspect's manifesto responsibly and comprehensively here. The story has some details. In short, the manifesto is a rant from a 4chan addict, obsessed with "the Great Replacement," CRT and white grievance. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/buf…
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This 72-year-old civil rights activist, gunned down while grocery shopping yesterday, wrote a letter to the editor last year demanding stronger gun regulation. Linked herein. RIP, Kat Massey buffalonews.com/news/local/c…
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This is usually the final attempt to connect. At first, we send general interview requests. The goal is always to get someone to speak to us and hear all sides of a story before we get to the end. But before we pub, we want to share everything we’ve found.
There is a fair complaint about the format of this email, which reads like a shakedown to people unfamiliar with how journalists tend to work.
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For this week's @onthemedia, guest host @BrandyZadrozny and I look at a ton of panicked local tv news coverage about teen TikTok trends, many of which are bogus or overblown. Feat. @abbieasr, @TaylorLorenz, and @broderick. It's a fun listen wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm…
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I had the honor of guest-hosting my favorite show, @onthemedia, again this week! We talk Republican messaging on abortion with @paulwaldman1, TikTok moral panics with @MicahLoewinger and preview my new podcast series, Truthers. Check it out! wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm…
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This is what’s known as a “no surprises” request for comment and it’s good reporting.
Sounds like unbiased journalism to me... 🤣
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Get ready everyone…we have the fabulous @BrandyZadrozny hosting the show this week with a big piece from @MicahLoewinger about TikTok moral panics. Coming SOON!
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This clip seems to be taken out of context. I think @wiczipedia is talking about Birdwatch, a Twitter program meant to combat misinformation. But the program is open only to US users, verified or not.
Only "trustworthy" people like Nina Jankowicz should be verified on Twitter and able to add context to other people's tweets.
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God this was good.
The 2022 #deadlineawards winner for the Magazine Profile category is @jessicaschulb of @Huffpost for "Kip Kinkel Is Ready to Speak" huffpost.com/entry/kip-kinke…
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Something the "groomer" panic totally obfuscates is that childhood sex ed can teach kids how to avoid being taken advantage of by adults, by teaching them early what consent is and that their body is their own
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Thrilled to say I'm back in the guest-host chair for @onthemedia! For our midweek pod, I chatted with @ejdickson about the memeification of the Depp v. Heard trial and about how this clout chasing harms domestic violence survivors. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm…
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Interviews with 17 ppl who represent and tweet for celebrities show that Twitter is viewed as a high-risk, low-reward platform for many A-list entertainers. It’s a place where the discourse has become so politicized that many prefer not to engage at all washingtonpost.com/technolog…
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They said, if there's a single book I don't agree with in an online library, then they'd CLOSE THE WHOLE LIBRARY. You know they feel this way about actual physical libraries, too? It's not about their kids. It's about bending the world to their will. nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/l…
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I was looking to see if there was a band called Mouth Sounds (like one does) and there's not, but how did I miss this masterpiece?? soundcloud.com/neilcic/mouth…
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“Probably unaware of how great she was.”
Shireen Abu Akleh was an iconic and trailblazing reporter, renowned in the Arabic-speaking world. We spoke to several of her colleagues and friends on the day she was shot dead by Israeli forces.
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lol a tabloid tv show took my feature, retraced my steps, called it an “investigation,” and then sent it to me to “cover.” Incredible work!
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