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Valerie Seckler
Worked at Condé Nast Publications
Attended Syracuse University
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Live, now. Hillary Clinton is sharing wide-ranging views on improving education in the U.S., and what she aims to do if she is elected the country's president.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a town hall discussion on her college affordability plan.
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A memorable baseball/New York Yankees milestone, this week in 1967 — Mickey Mantle hits home run #500: http://atmlb.com/1HhYjTE On the anniversary of Mantle's home run (May 14), Alex Rodriguez hit HR #663.
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60 years ago this week, Elston Howard joined the New York Yankees, becoming the team's first black player. This MLB video notes the Yankees became the 13th of 16 teams to add a black player, nearly 8 years after Jackie Robinson broke the league's color line. Vintage footage and tales of 12-time MLB All-Star Howard and storied Yankees teammates, like Mantle, Maris and Berra: http://atmlb.com/1HjtRt5
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Good views of "Foxcatcher" and "St. Vincent" came on the small screen of on-demand. #Secklerismhttp://bit.ly/1x0acfF
SLICES OF LIFE SERVED ON A SMALL SCREEN By Valerie Seckler Thanks to On Demand movies, I caught two films that received a number of nominations in the 2015 awards season, “Foxcatcher” and “St....
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In a BBC trailer, the new TV show "Wolf Hall" looks good for fans of historic fiction. A "new favorite show"? tbd
 
We heart bookish TV, and this week a television series based on Hilary Mantel's book Wolf Hall will air on the BBC. Watch the trailer to get excited for your new favorite show: http://on.nypl.org/15l9hdl
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Happy 40th birthday to Hello Kitty, a feel good phenom. http://cnn.it/1Eb3nau
The first Hello Kitty fan convention is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the popular icon.
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#BoomerList on PBS American Masters made for TV viewing akin to reading short #memoirs. One delight — unlikely pairings of famed Boomers' photo portraits, by year of birth, like Alec Baldwin and Ellen DeGeneres, Anjelica Huston and Paul Shaffer. Recommended, streaming: http://bit.ly/1uhCakb
Watch full episodes and more from American Masters here.
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Excerpt from the documentary film "Anne Frank's Holocaust,"  which premiered in the U.S. Sunday night on National Geographic Channel. The film is well done, conveying new/rare photos, new information. http://bit.ly/1J02nZD
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Yankees players are league leaders in at least 9 batting categories. How about that? Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner are 1-2 in stolen bases, with a combined 21, for instance. Sports writer Billy Witz eyes the Yankees' productivity, early and late. http://nyti.ms/1csMLSE
Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner, the head of the batting order, have been responsible for getting the Yankees early leads. Relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller have cemented them.
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Sunshine on a cold spring day. Thank you, Brian Wilson & friends.
The Beach Boy visits his '60s roots on this track from his new album "No Pier Pressure."
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Thumbs up to President Obama's endorsement of Net Neutrality. Internet service and media providers ought to avoid blocking access to certain channels and content, like was sometimes done during cable TV wars of years past.
President Obama's support for net neutrality, reiterated today in an official statement, quickly spurred reaction both for and against the plan
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Survivors rub shoulders with the departed and their cousins, making for an interesting array.
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Independent journalist, boldly seeking a new journalism gig — full-time, part-time, freelance. Tweeter. Blogger at Secklerism. Contributing writer at The Urban Times; DivorceCandy.com.
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  • Condé Nast Publications
  • WWD
    Various positions reporting, writing, editing. Newsroom management. Seeking new journalism post.
  • Fairchild News Service
    Senior Financial Writer
  • WWD/DNR Fast Fax
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Greenwich Village, Manhattan
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Syracuse, N.Y. - Columbus, Ohio - Chicago, Ill. - Washington Heights, Manhattan
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I'm an independent writer and editor staying one step ahead of extinction. 
Living in Greenwich Village. 
Rocking around in NYC.

Real-time media commentary: http://getglue.com/valerie_seckler

Social Media Collection: http://flavors.me/seck
Contributor @ The Urban Times: http://theurbn.com

Social Media Doctor, Board Member: Advising media professionals and students at the first two Social Media Weekends at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, March-May 2011; January 2012: http://bit.ly/jijKYE

Marriage Equality Act, New York State, Summer 2011: Phone banking in a bipartisan outreach to constituents of New York State Senators who were planning to vote against marriage equality or who were undecided on the issue.

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Foursquare Superuser. Klout score of 68, March 2014. Knowing what time it is when I wake up, without looking at a clock.
Education
  • Syracuse University
    M.A., S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, B.A. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, B.A. School of Education
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    Completed courses Fall 2010 and Winter 2011: Advanced Social Media
  • Simmons College Graduate School of Management
    Professional Certificate 1989: Program for Developing Managers
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Lauren Bacall and the Bee Question - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

The most glamorous image of Lauren Bacall may have been taken at a meeting of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Cover Story: The Magical Rooftops of New York
www.newyorker.com

Eric Drooker, the artist behind this week’s cover, describes New York as “mostly a sea of flat, empty rooftops.”

Happy Birthday, Billie Holiday
www.newyorker.com

Portraits of Billie Holiday on what would have been her ninety-ninth birthday.

Tips for Protecting Your Privacy Online | Blog, Take Action | BillMoyers...
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Investigative journalist Julia Angwin offers advice on how to protect yourself through the strategies she learned while researching her book

The Beatles' TV Debut--Not on Ed Sullivan
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Yes, the Beatles landed in NYC 50 years ago today. But thought I'd post here on what was actually the first major TV face time for The Beatl

Mark Singer: Jonah Disend Throws a Bar-Mitzvah Party for Redscout
www.newyorker.com

One recent weeknight in the vaulted-ceilinged refectory of the General Theological Seminary, in Chelsea, Jonah Disend threw a bar mitzvah fo

Exclusive! Hear Remastered ‘Rock Show’ From Paul McCartney & Wings’ ...
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Let's go back to 1976, shall we? In that year, Paul McCartney and his post-Beatles band Wings had released their groundbreaking live album W

I am actually an actual feminist housewife
christinamkelly.blogspot.com

Jezebel sent out a tweet criticizing the recent New York magazine story about feminist housewives, which is how I found out about it. First

Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen Old Time Rock and Roll NYC MSG 12/1/11
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Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen Old Time Rock and Roll NYC MSG 12/1/11 Cleaned up version here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isHVSw_6SOg

Congress Honors Rosa Parks While the Supreme Court Targets the Voting Ri...
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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act at US Capitol alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Photo: Yoichi R. Okam

Blast from the Past: Letters of Appreciation
historydetectives.nyhistory.org

It says “Any holder but a Slave holder.” It was stitched by a young Miss Lena in 1882 and sent to Frederick Douglass. In appreciation of thi

Enter for Your Chance to Win Free Tickets to The History of Chocolate!
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To celebrate one of our founding fathers’ favorite foods, The Historic Division of Mars and the New York Historical Society present a family

The New Student Activism
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The Occupy movement took hold at some campuses, and students are still holding their ground. But how strong is their will?

Valerie Seckler
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An independent writer and editor staying one step ahead of extinction.

A tribute to Bob Moog, sonic doodler
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In the mid-1960s, Dr. Robert Moog unleashed a new universe of sounds into musicdom with his invention of the electronic analog Moog Synthesi

John Lennon: The Teamaker, by Yoko Ono Lennon. Please share your memorie...
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THE TEAMAKER. by Yoko Ono Lennon. John and I are in our Dakota kitchen in the middle of the night. Three cats: Sasha, Micha and Charo are lo

Twitter / Muck Rack: @westwingreport @hblodget ...
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@westwingreport @hblodget @vaseckler @RAGreeneCNN Congrats on your mention http://eepurl.com/dUBvX in http://muckrack.com/daily

Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | 10/2/78: Bucky Dent Shocks Sox i...
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The Yankees' epic comeback season ends with this one-game showdown for all the postseason-play marbles, and Bucky Dent is the unlikely hero.