Want to get a journalism job? Here are the skills you need, according to a new report – Poynter Many journalism job listings read as if they were meant for superhuman uber-reporters. What do employers want? Not much, just someone who can send tweets, post to Facebook, shoot video, code interactive features, take photos and write stories. And, by the way, hope you've got at least five years of experience. So, what's a prospective journalist to do with this laundry list of required skills?
'Things will never be the same': the oral history of a new civil rights movement Saturday 9 August 2014: ‘Oh my God, they left him in the street’ PATRICIA BYNES, Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township: At first I did not even know his name. It was actually the committee woman of the seventh ward that sent me a text that day. I was out running errands, on my way to the barbershop. The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
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For Offenders Who Can’t Pay, It’s a Pint of Blood or Jail Time Photo MARION, Ala. — Judge Marvin Wiggins’s courtroom was packed on a September morning. The docket listed hundreds of offenders who owed fines or fees for a wide variety of crimes — hunting after dark, assault, drug possession and passing bad checks among them. “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen,” began Judge Wiggins, a circuit judge here in rural Alabama since 1999. “For your consideration, there’s a blood drive outside,” he continued, according to a recording of the hearing. “If you don’t have any money, go out there and give blood and bring in a receipt indicating you gave blood.”
Massive Hack of 70 Million Prisoner Phone Calls Indicates Violations of Attorney-Client Privilege AN ENORMOUS CACHE of phone records obtained by The Intercept reveals a major breach of security at Securus Technologies, a leading provider of phone services inside the nation’s prisons and jails. The materials — leaked via SecureDrop by an anonymous hacker who believes that Securus is violating the constitutional rights of inmates — comprise over 70 million records of phone calls, placed by prisoners to at least 37 states, in addition to links to downloadable recordings of the calls. The calls span a nearly two-and-a-half year period, beginning in December 2011 and ending in the spring of 2014. 4 Tools to Replace Topsy (Which is Gone. Time to Move On) Dear Topsy users, We get that you’re sad. Apple shut down Topsy and the world might be over. It’s always hard to lose a loved one, especially when it made your searching binges so much easier.
I hereby charge Timothy Loehmann and the Cleveland PD with the murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice 1. The Cleveland Police Department is deeply corrupt. First off, it needs to be noted that the Cleveland Police Department was first cited for corruption and brutality by the Department of Justice 10 YEARS AGO when President Bush was in office, but the department did not enter into a binding agreement to make systemic changes. After the most recent investigation by the Department of Justice into the Cleveland PD, one of the worst reports a police department has ever received was issued by the DOJ in December 2014, detailing case after case of police brutality and violence suffered by the citizens of Cleveland, calling it an "unconstitutional pattern and practice of police brutality." The summary letter from the Department of Justice detailing this is below.
Assessing the Damage and Destruction in Gaza Select Map View Buildings Damagedor Destroyed Change SinceStart of Conflict untitled Washington (AFP) - Under new owner Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post is no longer just a newspaper. It's reinventing itself as a "media and technology company" that hopes to blaze a trail for newsrooms struggling to transition to a digital era. The transformation may not be apparent on the surface, but the Internet billionaire has ripped up and revamped the technology underpinnings at the Post since buying the storied daily in 2013, while investing in the newsroom with more journalists, video offerings and tools for digital storytelling. In a symbolic step, Bezos was present at Thursday's dedication of the new tech-rich Post headquarters, a few blocks from the musty 1970s building that is being razed. "I am a huge fan of leaning into the future," said Bezos, the founder of online giant Amazon who snapped up the struggling newspaper for $250 million in personal funds.
Ft. Bend Police, Prosecutors Accused of Abuse in SWAT Incident - FOX 26 News Chad Chadwick has something many citizens can only covet - a spotless record. "These cops are out of control. They are ruining good people's lives. I am a good man. I have done everything I can to show that, as a father, as a citizen, as a worker," said Chadwick. But on the night of September 27th, 2011 Chadwick's commitment to living within the law did him no good at all.
Facebook says it doesn't permit censorship in Trending Topics Facebook has responded to allegations in a Gizmodo report that its contract news curators actively censored stories from conservative publications when selecting which items appear in its Trending Topics section. In a statement given to The Verge, the company does not actively deny that members of its news operation were censoring stories from right-wing outlets like Breitbart and The Drudge Report. However, a Facebook spokesperson did say the company does not "permit the suppression of political perspectives" and has never banned a news outlet from appearing in the Trending Topics bar. "We take allegations of bias very seriously. Facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum," reads the statement, which was first published by BuzzFeed News.
diversity_in_the_tv_writers_room_writers_and_showrunners_of_color_lag_far.single Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by PhotoAlto/Sigrid Olsson/Getty Images, shironosov/Thinkstock. In 2013, within two weeks of beginning the highly competitive Disney-ABC Writing Program, Natasha “Tash” Gray landed a position as a staff writer on the Disney Channel show Dog With a Blog. The long-running program, which each year accepts around eight individuals out of about 2,000 applicants, was one of several network-run fellowships Gray participated in, but the first one that resulted in a staff position. As anyone who’s been a staff writer for a TV show will tell you, being the new face is all about learning and adjusting to the writers’ room; it’s like being a rookie on a pro sports team. “You’re not expected to talk as much, you’re not expected to weigh in as much because you’re at the bottom,” said Gray.