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Julie Whitaker

Social Media Editor

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 lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

Julie Whitaker appears in the following:

Hollywood's Funniest Women Remember Joan Rivers

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Joan Rivers was a trailblazer for funny women in show business. Many of them took to Twitter as soon as news broke that the comedian had died Thursday at 81. 

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The 19 Truest Tweets About Life in New York City

Friday, August 01, 2014

From the summertime scents of garbage to the proper way to be a pedestrian, these tweets are so true they hurt.

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11 New York City Instagrammers You Should Follow This Summer

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

You can’t be everywhere this summer, but you can get an eyeful of the city on Instagram. These are the people who’ll show you the highlights and secret moments of New York City.

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#WhyIStay In My City

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Public radio stations around the country are exploring what keeps people in place and what motivates them to move.

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We're Taking Instagram Out on Assignment

Friday, April 25, 2014

We often use our Instagram account (@wnycradio) to give you a behind-the-scenes view of what's happening in our studios, but starting today, we're taking our account out on the streets of New York City.

Stephen Nessen (@stephennessen), our general assignment reporter, will be taking over the Instagram feed this week as he goes on assignments throughout the city. Follow him, talk to him, ask him questions in the comments! Few places combine photography and community like Instagram, and we're excited to meet you there

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Bodega Cat Bracket: Your Photos

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

If college basketball players were any better at killing mice in delis, they’d be bodega cats. That’s why this year, we put together a tournament of champions for our city’s feline guardians of the processed food shelves. We asked people who fancy a local bodega cat to take ...

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Pi In The City

Friday, March 14, 2014

Today is Pi Day, in that it’s March 14th, or 3.14. It’s the one day a year we pause to reflect on that beautiful symbol used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

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I Watched Almost All the Oscar-Nominated Movies So You Don't Have To

Friday, February 28, 2014

And I learned a few things along the way. Like that it's possible to cry in a Jackass movie and caveman cartoons are overrated.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Soundcheck On St. Vincent's Very Danceable New Album

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

After three brilliant albums -- and a collaboration with David Byrne -- St. Vincent's Annie Clark makes a major creative leap on her self-titled fourth album, St. Vincent. Members of the Soundcheck and WNYC team give the new record a spin.

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The Best Olympic Moments So Far

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dancing bobsledders, skaters throwing shade and all the hats you can stomach. Here's a list to catch you up on all the most important things you've missed so far.

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This Week on Instagram

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Some of our favorites photos of New York City posted on Instagram this week.

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De Blasio Eats Pizza Like a Real New Yorker on 'The Daily Show'

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Jon Stewart ribbed the mayor over an incident last month in which he used a knife and fork to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant, and gave him the chance to make amends.

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New Yorkers Share Memories of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 03, 2014

These stories are just small glimpses of his life, but they add a nice touch to the way we will remember a man who was not only an award-winning actor, but a neighbor.

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The 2014 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch From Home

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Whether you're an Oscar completist who tries to see every single movie nominated, or you want to score in the smaller categories on your office Oscar ballot—here's your guide to the movies that aren't in theaters anymore. 

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Sledding for Toddlers, Daredevils, and Sightseers

Friday, January 03, 2014

From "awesomely dangerous, watch out for parked cars" to "great for smaller kids," here's the best of the fantastic submissions you sent us on our crowdsourced sledding map.

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The Best Photos of the Snow on Instagram

Friday, January 03, 2014

Here are some of our favorite photos of the snow! Follow us on Instagram and tag us in your own snow photos: @wnycradio.

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Map: The Best Sledding Hills in New York City

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's a snow day, and with five inches and counting in some parts of the city, we need your help finding the best sledding spots.

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16 New York City Instagrammers You Should Follow

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Update your feed with these New York City Instagrammers capturing our city in unique and interesting ways.

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Holiday Weekend Instagram Project: #WNYCgratefulfor

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The project for this holiday weekend is to take photos of the people, pets, and things that make you feel grateful.

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WNYC's Alterna-Guide to Thanksgivukkah

Monday, November 25, 2013

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.

 

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