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Get to Know a Tumblr — ShortFormBlog’s Ernie Smith

DC journalist Ernie Smith, a designer for the Washington Post Express, started ShortFormBlog during a bout of unemployment in January 2009. The experimental news site moved to Tumblr full-time earlier this year.

Besides Smith, ShortFormBlog’s two other writers are both based out of the Bay Area. Seth Millstein, who mostly focuses on political stories, has been with the site since August, and also runs a personal WordPress blog. Chris Tognotti, who’s been with SFB since January, also throws long-form posts at The Crater.

Other folks whose byline you might catch on SFB are Matthew Keys, aka ProducerMatthew, who contributes during breaking news stories, and intern Justin Jones. Jones (who runs Justin Reads The News on Tumblr) is a journalism student at the University of Florida, and Keys is that guy who knew that Donald Trump wasn’t running three weeks before everyone else.

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