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Rick Marshall is a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, “professional geek” and all-purpose content manager currently based in New York, NY.

As a writer, he has reported on everything from local and state-level politics to pop culture and national media trends. In addition to authoring a regular column on tech culture, he has penned straight news, features, and various forms of narrative journalism, as well as book and film critiques.

As an editor, he has provided copy and content editing, assignment, and content management for a variety of publications and literary projects. From 2008-2011, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the MTV News blog Splash Page (splashpage.mtv.com), providing deadline-driven entertainment industry news and original features.

Rick has also appeared on MTV.com and ABC News to offer his expert advice on various pop-culture topics and consumer trends, and been interviewed by CNN. Called a “really good, knowledgeable comic book nerd” by Patton Oswalt, Rick has been a guest on various pop-culture podcasts and video shows such as Fanboy Radio, The Flickcast, and Superhero Complex.

In 2006, Rick was named “Writer of the Year” by the New York Press Association. His work has also been cited by NYPA with awards for coverage of Education, Health Care and Science, Environmental Issues, and Business, Financial and Economic News. Rick’s short-form news writing has also been recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in their annual awards.

Rick is a graduate of the State University of New York in Plattsburgh and holds degrees in Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Journalism.

MindPollution.org was first created in 2000 using Blogger.com, migrated to MoveableType a year later, and now continues to regularly update via WordPress. This is the fourth generation of MindPollution.org.