What happens when Congress cuts PBS’ funding and the network becomes more and more reliant on the generosity of viewers like you? According to Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, censorship, courtesy of a select few with deep pockets who didn’t want a film about income inequality in America aired. That film, Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, is currently streaming for free on Hulu. Check it out and tell us what you think.
The job application involves recording two scripts so we can assess your skills. Bring it. — tanya b.
I beg us all to end the duplicative journalistic practice of “matching”
Journalistic Netiquette, a conversation in progress.
Super mini cupcakes for @xtinasparkitup’s birthday dinner! From @bakedbymelissa in New York.
At age 14, Zach Sobiech found out he had a rare form of terminal cancer. So he decided to live the rest of his life to the fullest. He became a rock star. He died on May 20, 2013. The message Zach left behind is inspiring. This story is worth watching.
A teacher hugs a child at Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013. A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
(AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Paul Hellstern)
The D.C. city council approved more than $1 billion in tax breaks and other subsidies to developers over the past decade. At the same time, these developers donated millions of dollars in campaign cash. Officials say the subsidies spark revitalization. But who’s really benefiting? Our investigative team examined documents and analyzed tons of data. They pulled their findings into a five-part investigative series that features eye-opening numbers and cool interactive elements.
Check out the series here: Deals for Developers
Gary Pruitt, in his first television interviews since it was revealed the Justice Department subpoenaed phone records of AP reporters and editors, said the move already has had a chilling effect on journalism. Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long term, could limit Americans’ information from all news outlets.
Pruitt told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the government has no business monitoring the AP’s newsgathering activities.
“And if they restrict that apparatus … the people of the United States will only know what the government wants them to know and that’s not what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they wrote the First Amendment,” he said.
A lawsuit has not been ruled out, but next moves haven’t been decided as of yet.
“Never become so enamored of your own smarts that you stop signing up for life’s hard classes. Keep your conclusions light and your curiosity ferocious. Keep groping in the darkness with ravenous desire to know more.” Melissa Harris-Perry outlines her life advice for graduates.
Breaking: Yahoo’s board of directors has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal.