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Matt Essert

Freelance

Matt is a digital journalist with extensive experience covering breaking and trending news online. Formerly the news director of Mic.com, he is well-versed in tracking developing stories in real time through tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, He began his journalism career in 2011 as Web editor at Downtown Magazine NYC and has reported on such topics as police brutality, gender issues, scientific breakthroughs, politics and protests.