Neal Ungerleider

Neal Ungerleider

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Contributor since:July 2009
Location:New York NY

About Me

A New York-based journalist and blogger who has spent extensive time in the Middle East and is currently working on an MA thesis in Middle Eastern Studies. My thesis focuses on the 2009 Iranian election demonstrations and their coverage in the international media.



I'm Known For...

A few stories that ended up getting good press mentions. Not a bad thing.

My Current Project

Currently writing a thesis on the role of Twitter, Flickr & the blogosphere in western press coverage of the post-2009 Iranian election protests.

My Greatest Achievement

Knowing that I get to do what I love everyday.

My Biggest Regret

Being a slacker in high school and not really taking advantage of it. To all my teachers from back then: sorry.

I Truly Respect

The people who do what they have to do, day in and day out, for a living.

Moments I'd Like To Forget

That time the waitress spilled orange juice all over me? Yeah, that.

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

With effortless grace and style.

Blocks I've Been Around

Too many.

Things That Really Happened

Most of them.

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Me, you, a Pulitzer Prize and a bottle of whiskey.

Why True/Slant

Because the internets are awesome, dude.

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, Marlboro Lights, Brooklyn Lager.

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