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Mark W. Smith
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Great #longread today.
Strong, sustained forces steered the storied newspaper’s course from its longtime stewards to a new owner.
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All settled and done with.  Moving right along...
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Digging Vizify's visual bio.
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Something we're pumped about.
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Really awesome idea! 
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I think it arrived on our shores circa 82?
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Join me this Thursday as I host a live hangout with my boss's boss's boss's boss!
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Mark whenever I open my G+ I see you man! Do you know which or what this can do to Guy? It. Hurts man
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"He was a really nice guy."
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Google uses Detroit trek to show off the new Google Maps for Android. Very cool.
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It almost looks like the commercial was shot using Google Glass. Very cool that they used it in Detroit!
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Journalists are dividing in half at an alarming rate. In a quest to brand themselves as socially savvy journalists, many are opening second Facebook or Twitter accounts, devoted just to their journ...
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If anyone is really thinking they can win a "Free i-pad" THINK AGAIN!
There's on such thing as a free lunch!
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So lovely.
Time for a new image! This is a totally different look for me, but it's grabbed me deep inside since it first showed up on the back of my camera. 
It's different for me because usually I am looking for things to ADD into the frame, not shoot with an empty landscape. But, at the top of South Sister, in a snow-filled crater there was literally nothing around! So, I tried some shots out and then was amazed to discover I loved the emptiness of it. Oh, and this is ISO 8000 on the new 1Dx! 

New "style" for me, but I like it. I'm not finished processing it, but I really wanted to get a version up online for you to see.
What do you think?

Also, in case you missed it- on the same night I shot this, we did a 1Dx vs 5D3 shoot off for the best Canon star shooting camera. Sample images, notes, and winner is shown here in this blog:

+Brian Matiash let's go shoot one night later in August! 
+Scott Jarvie I would say wish you could have joined us up here, but the hike up sucked! 
+Ron Garan this is the closest to stars in Space I think I'll get ;-)
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It looks like many different things,Mark,but-nonetheless you've certainly got "A GOOD EYE!" BEAUTIFUL!
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  • The Washington Post Company
    Editor, Mobile Web, 2014 - present
  • University of Maryland
    Journalism instructor, 2012 - present
    Senior Manager, Social Media Marketing, 2012 - 2014
  • Detroit Free Press
    Assistant Editor, Digital Media, 2007 - 2012
  • Central Michigan University
    Instructor, 2011 - 2012
  • Washtenaw Community College
    Instructor, 2010 - 2011
  • Jackson Citizen Patriot
    Multimedia specialist, 2007 - 2007
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Editor, Mobile Web, The Washington Post. Former Detroiter. Lover of things.
Mark W. Smith is the editor for mobile web at the Washington Post. At The Post, he leads strategy for growth of mobile web.

Before coming to the Post, he was senior manager for social media marketing at USA TODAY.

He is a multi-platform journalist with experience in producing content for Web, print, television and social media. He also teaches digital journalism for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

He has also worked at the Detroit Free Press as the assistant editor for digital media and a technology columnist. Prior to that, he worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Grand Rapids Press.

His technology writing has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, USA TODAY, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other U.S. newspapers.
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I'm great at turning a bag of trail mix into a bag of raisins.
  • Central Michigan University
    Journalism, 2002 - 2007
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