1. "The vast majority of the people here do not take the warnings seriously because it’s not clear where they are supposed to evacuate to," [NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin] said.
  2. journosofcolor:

    Hey all! We’re Heben and Tracy, writers at BuzzFeed.

    The recent appointment of Emma Carmichael as Jezebel’s new editor in chief — over longtime deputy editor Dodai Stewart has prompted many conversations about what it’s like to be a writer/editor of color in the already precarious world of journalism.

    The world of New York/coastal media is elite and insular — but for journalists of color around the country who are outside the curtain, we think it would be helpful for them (and us) to share with them our thoughts on and frustrations (and inspirations) with our profession.

    We want you to contribute to a BuzzFeed post rounding up advice from prominent journalists of color that’s directed at up-and-coming writers and editors of color.”

     1. What advice would you give to young/new journalists who are just starting in the field?

     2. What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you first started?

     3. And this great question from Anna Holmes’ Bookends column: Is there anything you did as a writer starting out that you now regret?

     To be clear, your answers do not have to be explicitly about the Jezebel thing; we’re aiming for a much bigger, broader discussion.

     We’d like to get a solid paragraph from you, but you should definitely feel free to go longer. We’re more than happy to keep your identity anonymous if you choose; we don’t want to put anyone in any sticky situations in this already sticky world of journalism. At the very least, we’d like to include your role at your publication (or whether you’re a freelancer) and a general sense of whether you work online or in print or on broadcast primarily. Email these responses to heben@buzzfeed.com or tracy.clayton@buzzfeed.com by EOD Friday.

    Reblogged from: journosofcolor
  3. Rape isn’t entertainment, it’s a never-more pressing outrage that is not to be enjoyed with a glass of Merlot and a few cheese straws as you watch your “edgy” TV drama. There are more refuges, more sexual assaults and women are now seen as sex objects on an unprecedented scale.
  4. pulitzercenter:

    Pulitzer Center grantees Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel discuss their project on illegal and often dangerous black-market abortions in Nigeria.

    View their project: Deadly Cycle: Nigeria’s Silent Abortion Crisis

    Reblogged from: pulitzercenter
  5. Certainly, quitting 60 Minutes was the most impetuous thing I have ever done. But looking back, I realize how I’d changed. Beneath my polite, mild-mannered exterior, I’d developed a bullheaded determination not to be denied, misled or manipulated. And more than at any previous time, I had had a jarring epiphany that the obstacles on the way to publishing the unvarnished truth had become more formidable internally than externally. I joked to friends that it had become far easier to investigate the bastards—whoever they are—than to suffer through the reticence, bureaucratic hand-wringing and internal censorship of my employer.
  6. Call me crazy, but allegations of sexual harassment and abuse are a little more important than what type of sandwich Uncle Terry likes to eat in the morning.
  7. Bringing in a Strong Female Character™ isn’t actually a feminist statement, or an inclusionary statement, or even a basic equality statement, if the character doesn’t have any reason to be in the story except to let filmmakers point at her on the poster and say “See? This film totally respects strong women!”
  8. When we [Beatriz and fellow Latina Melissa Fumero] got cast, I got really nervous. I thought, ‘The network’s not going like this. One of us is gonna get fired!’” Television was far less diverse when she was growing up, and Beatriz is delighted by the changes. But there’s still a long way to go. “I celebrate every step any actor of color takes,” she says, “because their success is my success and vice versa.
    Stephanie Beatriz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s diverse cast and representation in media. (x)
    Reblogged from: themarysue
  9. washingtonpost:

    Hillary Clinton’s legacy, in editorial cartoons. 

    Ann Telnaes!!

    Reblogged from: washingtonpost
  10. When another unarmed black teenager is gunned down, there is something that hurts about having to put fingers to keyboard in an attempt to illuminate why another black life taken is a catastrophe, even if that murdered person had a criminal record or a history of smoking marijuana, even if that murdered person wasn’t a millionaire or college student. There is something that hurts when thinking about the possibility of being “accidentally” shot on some darkened corner, leaving a writer who never met you the task of asking the world to acknowledge your value posthumously, as it didn’t during your life.
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