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Brian Mastroianni
Works at CBS News
Attended Columbia University
Lives in new york, ny
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My +Fox News interview w/ +Wikipedia co-founder #JimmyWales on U.S. launch of #TPO :  
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales thinks there’s “something really wrong with the web” and, as he wrote in an online “manifesto,” he wants “your help in fixing it.” For Wales, most social media networks treat users as commodities that can “be sold to advertisers,” while phone companies “spend huge amounts of money on” ads to sell users “what is essentially a commodity service.” Enter The People’s Operator.
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Check out my latest +Fox News story: Washington State court rules that anonymous online reviewers are entitled to #FirstAmendment protection. I also spoke w/the lawyer at the center of the case who said "this is opposing defamatory speech, where people post false things about somebody else and don't lay claim to it ... I'm 100 percent for Free Speech, but not for defamatory speech." #FreeSpeech  
In a decision Monday, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that anonymous reviewers on websites like lawyer review site Avvo.com are entitled to First Amendment protections.
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Check out my piece for +The Paris Review 
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Check out my latest +Fox News #tech story -- +Stratos Card launches first 'connected' credit card on the market
It’s something most people find annoying – bulging wallets filled with easily lost cards.
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Happy #ValentinesDay : Do microbes define physical attraction? Check out my latest +Fox News story:
Roses are red, violets are blue, and your microbiome makes me love you.
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Check out my latest +Fox News story:
In honor of the telescope’s upcoming 25th anniversary in April, NASA has provided a clearer view of the celestial phenomenon, the Pillars of Creation, with new high-definition images of the “pillars” that are being unveiled at this week’s American Astronomical Society meeting.
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My +Fox News story -- #IBMWatson learns Arabic #technews #technology  
At this stage, what can’t IBM’s Watson computer do?
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Proud of this piece -- Spoke w/+USC Viterbi + +Women 2.0 about 'The Next MacGyver' competition, women in #STEM . My +Fox News story:
#Science #education #engineering  
Back when she was growing up in Sweden, Veronica Eliasson used to be rooted in front of her family’s television watching “MacGyver” with her younger brother.
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My +Fox News feature –– +IBM hopes #IBMWatson  will lead the way in 'Silicon Alley' #technews   #NYC  
When Ed Harbour, vice president of the IBM Watson Group, looks out the window of his New York City office, he can stare straight across at Facebook’s East Coast base and see the bright green-painted bars outfitting its walls.
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Check out my latest +Fox News story -- During #GirlDay2015, +Raytheon hopes to inspire future female engineers #STEM
Fifth grader Natalia Perez-Fiato, 10, wasn’t always a big fan of science.
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Check out my latest +Fox News story -- Kid-friendly #Fable tablet comes to public schools, will hit stores in March #technews #technology #education  
When long-time educator Janice Gauthier looks back on her years as a middle and high school English teacher, she said she wishes she had access to the kinds of technology — like tablets — that are currently playing an increasingly larger role in classrooms across the country.
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Check out my latest +Fox News story -- +Ancestry's AncestryDNA reconstructs the partial genome of 19th century man #sciencenews #geneology #DNA  
David Speegle lived with his two successive spouses – Winifred Crawford and Nancy Garren – in 19th century Alabama.
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Multimedia Journalist/Public Relations Consultant
Introduction
I'm a New York-based multimedia journalist and freelance writer. I cover science/technology and health for CBS News. Previously science/tech at FoxNews.com. My work has been published by The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Yahoo News, Berkshire Magazine, and Brown Medicine Magazine. I covered Science/Tech for Fox News's website and before that was a Reporter/Designer/Editor for The Berkshire Eagle. Beyond journalism, I work in PR, currently serving as a freelance Public Relations Consultant for Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum in Massachusetts. Before my time at the Village, I was the Press Agent for Berkshire Actors Theatre's 2012 Summer Season. About me: Born in Chile, raised in the Berkshires, movie buff, news junkie, wannabe actor. Graduated with honors from Brown University and have an M.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Follow me on Twitter @brimastroianni and check out my work at brianmastroianni.com!
Bragging rights
Sometimes blogs about fashionable dogs. Yes. Really.
Education
  • Columbia University
    Arts and Culture Journalism, 2013 - 2014
    Graduated with an M.A. in Arts and Culture Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Coursework included video, arts reporting, on-camera reporting, sociology, and anthropology. Reported for ArtsCultureBeat.com. Shorter version of graduate thesis was published by The Atlantic.
  • Brown University
    English and Literary Arts, 2007 - 2011
    A.B., double major in English and Literary Arts with honors. Coursework included journalism, radio, film, playwriting, acting, and anthropology. Features Editor for The Brown Daily Herald. Co-founded, produced, and reported for a live weekly talk show webcast that covered campus news and issues.
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Freelance writer, multimedia journalist
Skills
Writing, interviewing, journalism, video, theatre
Employment
  • CBS News
    Reporter/Editor, CBSNews.com, 2015 - present
  • Hancock Shaker Village
    Public Relations Consultant, 2014 - present
  • Fox News
    Science and Technology Journalist, 2014 - 2015
  • The Berkshire Eagle
    Reporter/Editor/Designer, 2012 - 2013
  • Yahoo!
    Featured Contributor/Freelance Writer, 2012 - 2013
  • Berkshire Actors Theatre
    Press Agent/Assistant to the Artistic Director, 2012 - 2013
  • CBS News
    Investigative Unit Intern, 2010 - 2010
  • New England Cable News
    Newsroom Intern, 2009 - 2009
  • The Berkshire Eagle
    News Intern, 2008 - 2008
  • Hancock Shaker Village
    Ticket Desk Sales Clerk, 2007 - 2009
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Currently
new york, ny
Previously
cheshire, ma - providence, ri - los andes, chile