amzam via Spotify / posted on 23 July 2014

Fave #newmusic find this week: Jolie Holland (esp her older stuff).


TAGS: music spotify

amzam / posted on 21 July 2014

News flash! ProPublica is hiring a community editor who can help grow and actively engage our audience. Here are a few reasons you should consider applying:
This job isn’t like every other social media job. ProPublica uses social networks to promote our own stories, sure, but we use social platforms to curate other people’s best work and help power our own reporting. Our community editor has solid news chops, and is able to take audience cues — in comments, in Tweets, in clicks — to spot opportunities to write/report pieces that serve our readers and enhance our coverage.
ProPublica cares about participation metrics as much as we care about social metrics. We make decisions based on audience data. And we also look for ways to actively get readers involved in our journalism — through discussions, callouts and more.
ProPublica’s community editor serves as an ambassador for our newsroom (and investigative journalism!), leading production for our branded social accounts and connecting our investigative journalists to the realtime news cycle in savvy ways. We don’t just pile on to the daily barrage of news. We find links that add value, dig deeper, explain complex issues or simply fascinate us.

SO: Are you passionate about the news and investigative journalism? Are you fluent in the conversational currents of various social networks? Are you an avid follower of social tools and trends who’s good at translating tips and tricks to others?
We want to hear from you!!! Take a look at our job listing for full qualifications and application details.

News flash! ProPublica is hiring a community editor who can help grow and actively engage our audience. Here are a few reasons you should consider applying:

  • This job isn’t like every other social media job. ProPublica uses social networks to promote our own stories, sure, but we use social platforms to curate other people’s best work and help power our own reporting. Our community editor has solid news chops, and is able to take audience cues — in comments, in Tweets, in clicks — to spot opportunities to write/report pieces that serve our readers and enhance our coverage.
  • ProPublica cares about participation metrics as much as we care about social metrics. We make decisions based on audience data. And we also look for ways to actively get readers involved in our journalism — through discussions, callouts and more.
  • ProPublica’s community editor serves as an ambassador for our newsroom (and investigative journalism!), leading production for our branded social accounts and connecting our investigative journalists to the realtime news cycle in savvy ways. We don’t just pile on to the daily barrage of news. We find links that add value, dig deeper, explain complex issues or simply fascinate us.

SO: Are you passionate about the news and investigative journalism? Are you fluent in the conversational currents of various social networks? Are you an avid follower of social tools and trends who’s good at translating tips and tricks to others?

We want to hear from you!!! Take a look at our job listing for full qualifications and application details.


TAGS: jobs journalism jobs propublica social media community community journalism civic journalism Digital Media news

amzam via Spotify / posted on 15 July 2014

Fitting summer songs: reminds me of the 1st major roadtrip I ever took with my family, Houston to Pensacola and back in a wood-grain Grand Voyager, circa 1988/89. My dad loved Paul McCartney at the outset. I think my brothers and I may have ruined his taste for “silly love songs” with our much louder renditions. :)


TAGS: music spotify

amzam via Spotify / posted on 14 June 2014

met a stranger on a rainy day, and this is what i discovered. #newtunes #happyweekend


TAGS: music spotify

amzam via byninamartin / posted on 6 June 2014

onsexandgender:

If you want to understand why the new Lego female scientist kits are such a big step forward, compare them to earlier Lego efforts to capture the little-girls-who-like-to-build-things demographic. The absence of princess-y pastels and pixie preciousness (not to mention boobs, as in the “rock star” Lego figure above) is awesome.

For more on how the “Research Institute” line came to be, mentalfloss has the scoop here.

(All images via Lego)


TAGS: gender gender equality marketing Consumerism

amzam via latimespast / posted on 21 April 2014

onsexandgender:

We always knew Eleanor Roosevelt was a trailblazer. But we have forgotten just how many trails she had to blaze:
latimespast:

Eleanor Roosevelt, then the brand-new first lady, walked to church by herself, “shattering another precedent,” on March 12, 1933. This item was published in the L.A. Times the following day. (Her husband had just been sworn in earlier that month, on March 4.)


here’s to shattering more precedents! 

onsexandgender:

We always knew Eleanor Roosevelt was a trailblazer. But we have forgotten just how many trails she had to blaze:

latimespast:

Eleanor Roosevelt, then the brand-new first lady, walked to church by herself, “shattering another precedent,” on March 12, 1933. This item was published in the L.A. Times the following day. (Her husband had just been sworn in earlier that month, on March 4.)

here’s to shattering more precedents! 


TAGS: gender leadership women in politics politics

amzam via Spotify / posted on 28 March 2014

Happy Friday, people!


TAGS: music spotify

amzam via propublica / posted on 18 March 2014

propublica:

–A former student’s review of an unpaid internship at Medill. “ It was an exceptional internship experience,” but the intern was also forced into credit card debt.
Today, current and former students added reviews of their experience interning for academic credit at American University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New York University, SUNY Albany, Northwestern and the University of Oklahoma.
That brings the total to 33 schools in #ProjectIntern’s database. Help shed light on 100 schools by the end of the semester by adding yours today! 

propublica:

–A former student’s review of an unpaid internship at Medill. “ It was an exceptional internship experience,” but the intern was also forced into credit card debt.

Today, current and former students added reviews of their experience interning for academic credit at American University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New York University, SUNY Albany, Northwestern and the University of Oklahoma.

That brings the total to 33 schools in #ProjectIntern’s database. Help shed light on 100 schools by the end of the semester by adding yours today! 


TAGS: internships unpaid internships project intern ProjectIntern intern economy jobs wages

amzam via onsexandgender / posted on 18 March 2014 onsexandgender:

Even when the issue matters deeply to women, men’s voices dominate the news coverage/conversaton, from the latest Women’s Media Center report on “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013”

From propublica's Nina Martin, tumbling onsexandgender. Follow her!

onsexandgender:

Even when the issue matters deeply to women, men’s voices dominate the news coverage/conversaton, from the latest Women’s Media Center report on “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013”

From propublica's Nina Martin, tumbling onsexandgender. Follow her!


TAGS: gender journalism women women and politics politics

sarahmarshall3.tumblr.com / posted on 26 February 2014

9 ingredients for a successful email newsletter

sarahmarshall3:

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Quartz has announced that it has reached 50,000 subscribers to its daily email news round-up. The business news site which launched in September 2012 has an impressive email open rate of 40%.

The release of these stats made me look back at my notes on the Evening Edition, a news service…

Some helpful tips on successful email newsletters from Quartz (40% open rate!)


TAGS: audience emails marketing quartz

amzam via npr / posted on 10 December 2013

npr:


NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013

is this a spotify playlist? cause it should be! of course there’s a spotify playlist

npr:

NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013

is this a spotify playlist? cause it should be! of course there’s a spotify playlist


TAGS: music npr spotify

amzam via officialssay / posted on 10 December 2013

officialssay:

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt shoot a selfie…at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. (via Selfies at Funerals)

Poor timing.

officialssay:

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt shoot a selfie…at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. (via Selfies at Funerals)

Poor timing.


TAGS: obama politics selfies