Julie Whitaker is WNYC's social media editor. She loves tweeting the weather, wishing New York a good morning, and saying no to Twitter spam. When she's not talking about local news, she's watching television or listening to "Groove Is in the Heart."
Previously, she worked for six years as the web and social media strategist at Doctors Without Borders. There, she was on a team nominated for an Emmy for innovative approaches to news and documentary advocacy for "Starved for Attention," a campaign on childhood malnutrition.
Julie graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Computer Science. She serves on the board of the Crow Hill Community Association in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The project for this holiday weekend is to take photos of the people, pets, and things that make you feel grateful.
It's a rarity that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap (it won't happen again for 80,000 years!), but with all the recipes, advice and guides to the celebrations, we're feeling a dangerous amount of holiday overload. So what if the two actually cancelled each other out? Think of all the amazing things you could spend your time doing. Here, a guide to an anti-Thanksgivukkah long weekend.
In case you're one of those New Yorker who forgets to look up while walking around the city, you're really missing out. The fall foliage in the city is gorgeous right now. Our next heavy rainfall threatens to remove leaves from the trees, so let's take advantage of this weekend to capture all the beauty.
On election day, we asked you to snap a photo of yourself doing your civic duty: Waiting in line, exiting the voting booth, or proudly wearing your "I Voted" sticker. It's our #VoterSelfie project.
On election day, WNYC wants you to help tell the story of how voting is going. Take our 3-minute survey to report any issues you've experienced.
It's silly, but fun.
Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on WNYC.
The tweets might be serving as promotion for their performances, but we don't care, because they're reminding us of how much fun you can have in this city when you're with your best pal. Homies forever, indeed.
Throughout the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days," we're hosting a Twitter chat every Friday afternoon at 2pm to discuss the key issues for New York City and New Jersey's election. On Friday, September 20th, we hosted a #30IssuesChat around education - the topic for the first week of 30 Issues (9/23-9/27). Below, some highlights. Track the full hashtag conversation here. And join us this Friday at 2pm on Twitter for another #30IssuesChat.
Twitter has some fun with how cool the pope may or may not be.
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