Article: Trump vs. the media Boston—Not many months ago I was among the millions of moviegoers transfixed and inspired by the work of a small team of journalists at The Boston Globe – the Spotlight Team – who in 2002 told the shocking story of pedophile priests whose vile acts were routinely protected by the Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy. The team’s effort not only won journalism’s highest award, the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal, but also ignited a global attack on such pedophilia. Theater audiences like mine cheered as the “Spotlight” film credits rolled. I had watched through teary eyes the film’s climactic scene – so familiar to newspaper movies – in which the monstrous presses churn out paper bundles for circulation trucks that fan out across the region delivering the edition containing the story. As a journalist for most of my adult life, my heart swelled with pride. I joined those around me in cheering this demonstration of journalists’ oft-stated mission to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
OUT MAGAZINE The True Blood and Mildred Pierce star talks about coming out as bisexual and drinking tequila with Ellen Page. Photo: Getty Evan Rachel Wood, just back from the set of a new movie (you can see some sneak peeks on her Tumblr), sat down (or was on the go — who knows when you're on Twitter!) for a chat about her coming out as bisexual in 2012, and her upcoming performance with Milla Jovovich at a fundraising event called "An Evening With Women" for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center on May 10. Midway through, as is often the case with chatting in this public way, others joined in the conversation — including TV host and chef Ted Allen, and Wood's best friend from middle school.
See this turtle's miraculous recovery after getting caught in a piece of litter. When it comes to prioritizing environmental concerns, curbing litter isn't exactly at the top of the list. After all, when there are much bigger dangers like harmful emissions, overfishing, and climate change to worry about, how much harm are a few pieces of plastic on the ground really going to do? Just splitting a sixer of Strawberry Crush with my bros. Radio Free Asia Press Room | About | Contact Cambodia Opposition Deputy Leader Vows Party ‘Won’t Betray the People’ Kem Sokha says the CNRP will stand firm in negotiations with the ruling party. Latest Headlines
Independent Media Center West Papua: Neglected genocide - 29 Nov 2013 Indonesian police use Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests on West Papuan independence rallies Indonesian police have opened fire on peaceful protesters in Jayapura, with at least four gunshot wounds and one death. Blog post: Post-Truth and Fake News Earlier in the year I was tasked with creating a resource guide on “post-truth” and fake news. It’s not something I was clamoring to do. To be honest: I was still in the post-election malaise–and my heart was just not into it. Rarely would I label any of my work tasks as “edicts,” (I like the flexibility and creativity of my job) but this time it was. As part of a broader campus-wide discussion, the library needed to play a part. I began by facilitating a meeting with the librarians on the topic of:
People: KIM BASINGER Kim Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia—home of the famous Tree that Owns Itself (corner of Finley and Dearing, one block off Broad), stomping grounds of R.E.M. and Bubba Sparxxx. Athens, officially nicknamed “The Classic City” by those who officially nickname cities, seems deeply American, a lackadaisical college town, cobbled and redbrick, where the ghosts of fallen Confederate soldiers still patrol up and down Lumpkin Street, oblivious and diligent, keeping their phantasmal eyes upon the University grounds. That said, The Classic City seems an appropriate hometown for Kim Basinger, an American classic herself, American as applesauce. Kim Basinger—the name itself synonymous with cinematic history, conjuring Hollywood-heyday nostalgia and red-carpet reverie—is a showbiz legend, an unflagging activist, and a movie star in its truest and least bombastic sense. Kim returns to our pages in Flaunt’s 15th Anniversary, for the first time in as many years. How would you define beauty?
EARTHWORKS Earthworks' Mission Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities. How We Work We fulfill our mission by working with communities and grassroots groups to reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption.
Bigfoot - test your ecological footprint EcoLogic explores one of the world’s hottest topics today: climate change. Discover the science behind global warming, learn what we can do to slow it down and what we can do to adapt to the changes already taking place. Scientists predict a warmer Earth in the near future, with more acidic oceans, wilder weather and rising sea levels. You’ll see how one of our most precious natural resources – fresh water – is managed in Sydney. A hands-on interactive iPad game tests your ability to manage a city’s water cycle.
Article: What does – and doesn’t – make news? Just because you announce something in a news release doesn’t actually make it news. Unfortunately, many organisations don’t get that and they are disappointed and frustrated when the release they have crafted does not generate publicity. Most often they blame the media when in fact the organisation itself hasn’t understood what actually makes news. New Zealand’s news landscape is very different to that of many other countries. American Academy of Pediatrics Cuts Ties with Monsanto Months ago Mamavation learned that the American Academy of Pediatrics was in a sponsorship relationship with Monsanto, a chemical company and makers of DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, glyphosate & GMOs. In fact, Monsanto has been deemed the 3rd most hated company in the United States by the Harris Poll this year measuring “reputation quotient” which basically means how people feel about them. Baffled by this relationship, Mamavation founder Leah Segedie contacted the AAP through a close friend and colleague and was put in touch with their Public Affairs team. “I was completely shocked that the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization that moms put their trust in at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives was associating with a company that didn’t elicit trust at all. I knew this association was potentially damaging to the AAP and that Monsanto was getting far more out of it than pediatricians ever would. Monsanto has seemed to have a bad year.
AAEE » AAEE Conference Papers AAEE 17th Biennial Conference Melbourne 2012: Creating your next Courageous Steps (Next Steps 2012). The 17th Biennial AAEE 2012 Conference – Creating your next Courageous Steps (Next Steps 2012) -was held at the Sebel Albert Park in St Kilda between September 30th and October 3rd 2012. Hosted by the Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE), the Victorian chapter of AAEE. VAEE and AAEE engage in activities which strengthen networks and partnerships to further build the capacity of educators to assist schools, tertiary institutions, government and business to incorporate the sustainable practices into their operations and into their curriculum. We delivered a conference that both exemplifies and enables courage to take the next step on our Environmental Education journey. AAEE 2012 Conference Presentations