September 29, 2013
Sunday Reading

What I’m reading today…

Was an American College Student Kidnapped in North Korea? — An interesting longform piece via BuzzFeed.

A Nightly Dinner Out That’s Like Therapy — A character study from The New York Times.

I Quit Teach for America — Another long read, this time from The Atlantic.

'A Town Destroyed for What Two People Did': Dispatch From Steubenville — One year later; from Jezebel.

September 23, 2013
The latest from Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines…
ajfaultlines:

Fault Lines’ “America’s Infant Mortality Crisis” episode premieres on Al Jazeera English Wednesday (Sep. 25th) at 6:30 EST. For our friends outside of the U.S., tune-in and review the background reading for the episode.
Also, checkout our livetweet of the episode premiere on AJAM.
"Over 11,000 babies die on their day of birth each year in the U.S." 

The latest from Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines

ajfaultlines:

Fault Lines’ “America’s Infant Mortality Crisis” episode premieres on Al Jazeera English Wednesday (Sep. 25th) at 6:30 EST. For our friends outside of the U.S., tune-in and review the background reading for the episode.

Also, checkout our livetweet of the episode premiere on AJAM.

"Over 11,000 babies die on their day of birth each year in the U.S." 

September 15, 2013
"The things that tend to get me are the smaller moments of human connection." 
That’s what it’s all about.
humansofnewyork:

"I’m a jaded, cynical journalist.""What’s the most shocking thing you’ve ever seen?""Probably a roadside bomb. I wasn’t actually there, but I pulled up during the aftermath, and there were limbs laying in the road.""Have you ever cried on the job?”"The things that tend to get me are the smaller moments of human connection. I remember one time in India, I saw a legless child being handed off between his father and mother. It was simple but that really moved me. Ever since I had a child of my own, I’ve been really vulnerable to displays of parental love."

"The things that tend to get me are the smaller moments of human connection."

That’s what it’s all about.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m a jaded, cynical journalist."
"What’s the most shocking thing you’ve ever seen?"
"Probably a roadside bomb. I wasn’t actually there, but I pulled up during the aftermath, and there were limbs laying in the road."
"Have you ever cried on the job?”
"The things that tend to get me are the smaller moments of human connection. I remember one time in India, I saw a legless child being handed off between his father and mother. It was simple but that really moved me. Ever since I had a child of my own, I’ve been really vulnerable to displays of parental love."

August 21, 2013
Fault Lines: Haiti in the Time of Cholera: Background Reading

I’ve been fortunate to spend my summer working with Seb Walker and Singeli Agnew, who made this amazing documentary Haiti in the Time of Cholera. The film airs on AJAM’s Fault Lines tonight!

ajfaultlines:

Today at 5:30p ET, our new Fault Lines “Haiti in the Time of Cholera” airs on Al Jazeera America. This episode, correspondent Sebastian Walker travels to Haiti and to the UN headquarters in New York to ask questions of accountability of Haiti’s Cholera epidemic.

Here’s some background reading…

August 21, 2013

newshour:

Eleven people have been charged with espionage under the Espionage Act of 1917. Eight of those leakers have been charged under the Obama administration.

In light of Bradley Manning’s 35 year sentence, announced today, we  took a look at the ten other leakers in U.S. history.

August 21, 2013
kateoplis: "In six seconds, you’ll hate me. But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.

Applies to news writing too, I suppose. The “telling detail” was always a challenge for me.

kateoplis:

From this point forward – at least for the next half year – you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred others you love to use.

The list should also include: Loves and Hates.

And it should…

August 18, 2013
Fault Lines: Made In Bangladesh: background reading

ajfaultlines:

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Photo by Joel Van Haren/Al Jazeera.

We return with a new episode this Tuesday, August 20th about factory conditions in Bangladesh and U.S. retailers’ supply chains.

Here’s some background before our #madeinbangladesh episode. That is human ash on the cloth strips above from the…

August 13, 2013
Reunited! Catching up with some j-school favs…

Reunited! Catching up with some j-school favs…

August 5, 2013

Very excited to see this film by Samantha Grant, a teacher at the j-school. Really hoping I can take her class this year…

July 28, 2013

newyorker:

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An interview with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc on the 10th anniversary of “Random Family,” the product of more than eleven years of immersive reporting: http://nyr.kr/13j39tR

(via madeleinethomas)

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