shortformblog:

amzam:

futurejournalismproject:

A Crowdfunded Investigation of Internships
ProPublica:


Late last month, ProPublica launched a Kickstarter to cover the costs of hiring an intern to help with our internships investigation. Our intern will create a microsite on the intern economy, traveling around the country to collect interns’ stories that will supplement and enhance our more traditional watchdog reports. But to do this, we need to raise $22,000 by June 27.
Our editor-in-chief Steve Engelberg sat down with ProPublica’s community editor Blair Hickman and news application fellow Jeremy Merrill to talk about our unique approach to investigating the intern economy.


“Beyond the Kickstarter, from a reporting perspective and project perspective, what’s particularly noteworthy about this is we’re starting with community and we are starting with data and news applications,” said Hickman about the project. “We’ve said from the get-go, we are investigating internships and we’re doing this in a very open way — which is a little bit different than our normal investigations. And because of that, we’ve gotten a ton of tips flooding in and we’re starting to do news reports off of that. But it’s starting with the crowd.”



FJP: This will be fantastic. Here’s a link to the Kickstarter, and here’s a podcast about the project. Reminds us of Ross Perlin’s Intern Nation, which is a fairly interesting read.


Thank you for Tumbling!!

You want to solve the intern problem? Consider donating to this pretty darn awesome idea for an investigation.

Breaking the Intern Code

shortformblog:

amzam:

futurejournalismproject:

A Crowdfunded Investigation of Internships

ProPublica:

Late last month, ProPublica launched a Kickstarter to cover the costs of hiring an intern to help with our internships investigation. Our intern will create a microsite on the intern economy, traveling around the country to collect interns’ stories that will supplement and enhance our more traditional watchdog reports. But to do this, we need to raise $22,000 by June 27.

Our editor-in-chief Steve Engelberg sat down with ProPublica’s community editor Blair Hickman and news application fellow Jeremy Merrill to talk about our unique approach to investigating the intern economy.

“Beyond the Kickstarter, from a reporting perspective and project perspective, what’s particularly noteworthy about this is we’re starting with community and we are starting with data and news applications,” said Hickman about the project. “We’ve said from the get-go, we are investigating internships and we’re doing this in a very open way — which is a little bit different than our normal investigations. And because of that, we’ve gotten a ton of tips flooding in and we’re starting to do news reports off of that. But it’s starting with the crowd.”

FJP: This will be fantastic. Here’s a link to the Kickstarter, and here’s a podcast about the project. Reminds us of Ross Perlin’s Intern Nation, which is a fairly interesting read.

Thank you for Tumbling!!

You want to solve the intern problem? Consider donating to this pretty darn awesome idea for an investigation.

Breaking the Intern Code

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America: Where two teenage rapists get one year and two years, respectively, in jail, while the Anonymous hacker that brought the rape to light faces five times their sentences.

fuckyeahfeminists:

missgingerlee:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

What a fucked-up country we live in.

‘Merica.

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this gif is just perfect.

fastcompany:


If you do a good job, you get a bonus from your boss. Not so for companies using Bonus.ly, a service that lets employees decide who among them deserves some extra cash.
How would you feel if your co-workers decided your bonus?

fastcompany:

If you do a good job, you get a bonus from your boss. Not so for companies using Bonus.ly, a service that lets employees decide who among them deserves some extra cash.

How would you feel if your co-workers decided your bonus?

(via togifs)

futurejournalismproject:

theparisreview:

This series of infographics, illustrating how different parts of the country say different things, is fascinating. Below: mayonnaise.

FJP: Neat.

futurejournalismproject:

theparisreview:

This series of infographics, illustrating how different parts of the country say different things, is fascinating. Below: mayonnaise.

FJP: Neat.

LOL. Get ready, hate-watchers.

inothernews:

yankeegirl:

Nick Swisher of the Cleveland Indians salutes towards the Yankees Bleacher Creatures during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankees Stadium on June 3, 2013.

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We miss you, Nick Swisher.

tastefullyoffensive:

Baby Mugging [mommyshorts/laughingsquid]

An actual thing.

shortformblog:

evanfleischer:

Journalists filing in Istanbul — via.

Some reports about the protests in Turkey suggest that 1,700 people have been arrested since the protests began. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blamed the protests, which started as a protest against a redevelopment plan at a park but escalated into a wide anti-government protest, on influence from opposition parties.

shortformblog:

evanfleischer:

Journalists filing in Istanbul — via.

Some reports about the protests in Turkey suggest that 1,700 people have been arrested since the protests began. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blamed the protests, which started as a protest against a redevelopment plan at a park but escalated into a wide anti-government protest, on influence from opposition parties.

nbcnews:

How many valedictorians is too many?
(Photo: Jim Craven for NBC News)
We’re all No. 1! As graduation season peaks, many high schools are recognizing clusters of valedictorians, forsaking a time and tradition when just one student received the honor.
Continue reading

nbcnews:

How many valedictorians is too many?

(Photo: Jim Craven for NBC News)

We’re all No. 1! As graduation season peaks, many high schools are recognizing clusters of valedictorians, forsaking a time and tradition when just one student received the honor.

Continue reading

shortformblog:

Today in the Huffington Post being the Huffington Post. (BTW: While this isn’t the only article this week on this topic, a story brought to light by the upcoming book Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age, the difference here is that those articles didn’t explicitly call the show racist, but instead raised interesting points about racial diversity in ’90s cable television.)
(via @BuzzFeedAndrew)

Stop ruining our childhood.And Patti was tan.

shortformblog:

Today in the Huffington Post being the Huffington Post. (BTW: While this isn’t the only article this week on this topic, a story brought to light by the upcoming book Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age, the difference here is that those articles didn’t explicitly call the show racist, but instead raised interesting points about racial diversity in ’90s cable television.)

(via @BuzzFeedAndrew)

Stop ruining our childhood.
And Patti was tan.

summerb4jc:


Britney Spears, Bill Clinton and NSync

The 90’s ladies and gentleman

summerb4jc:

Britney Spears, Bill Clinton and NSync

The 90’s ladies and gentleman

(via 90s90s90s)

inothernews:

Here’s extremely rare film footage of New York City from 1939 — in full color.  

(via Mashable)

Ahhh I love this so much.

retrogasm:

To think there was a time when women wanted to put on weight…

I can tell you personally that being scrawny=sad.

retrogasm:

To think there was a time when women wanted to put on weight…

I can tell you personally that being scrawny=sad.

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