Hello! I'm Emily J Gertz, an environmental & science journalist based in Brooklyn. I've been working in online content and community since the mid-1990s--got my start as a web producer and site builder-- and have been a journalist for about 15 years.
Mostly I've been freelancing, although from late 2014 through 2016 I was a full-time staff reporter and editor for TakePart.com, the now-shuttered digital news arm of Participant Media. I've also co-authored two books on environmental monitoring with Arduino for Maker Media, and contributed to both "The Science Writers' Handbook: How to Pitch, Prosper, and Publish in the Digital Age," and "Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century."
I'm a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (@sejorg) and a volunteer for SEJ's First Amendment Task Force. Recently, on behalf of SEJ, I co-organized a workshop on digital security for journalists with CryptoParty NYC. I hope to continue supporting SEJ members in working more safely and securely with their various networked gadgets.
It is exciting to discover this community. I look forward to learning from and sharing with everyone here. You can also reach me at @ejgertz on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn; and at emilyg on Protonmail and Peerio.