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

amzam via theinterneconomy / posted on 26 November 2013

theinterneconomy:

What would happen if an unpaid intern’s lawsuit ended up before the Supreme Court? While the legal outcome of the case isn’t necessarily clear, Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Weil points out that the situation might be a bit awkward, noting: “The Supreme Court has unpaid interns, too.”
According to a brochure for the positions, referenced in Weil’s column and excerpted above, interns can expect to work full-time for no compensation — except the possibility of a scholarship, received only after the internship is completed and if the student returns to an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program.
"Someday the justices may have to ask if what’s good for the court is also good for the rest of the country," Weil writes. "The example the court is setting speaks volumes already."
(Photo source: Judicial Internship Program brochure)

Potentially awkward: high court that hires unpaid interns hearing case on unpaid interns.

theinterneconomy:

What would happen if an unpaid intern’s lawsuit ended up before the Supreme Court? While the legal outcome of the case isn’t necessarily clear, Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Weil points out that the situation might be a bit awkward, noting: “The Supreme Court has unpaid interns, too.

According to a brochure for the positions, referenced in Weil’s column and excerpted above, interns can expect to work full-time for no compensation — except the possibility of a scholarship, received only after the internship is completed and if the student returns to an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program.

"Someday the justices may have to ask if what’s good for the court is also good for the rest of the country," Weil writes. "The example the court is setting speaks volumes already."

(Photo source: Judicial Internship Program brochure)

Potentially awkward: high court that hires unpaid interns hearing case on unpaid interns.


TAGS: interns intern economy internships ProjectIntern

amzam via propublica.org / posted on 15 November 2013 Find out what Chinese censors consider too sensitive for Sina Weibo (aka China’s Twitter) in this awesome new ProPublica app. (via How to Get Censored on China’s Twitter - ProPublica)

Find out what Chinese censors consider too sensitive for Sina Weibo (aka China’s Twitter) in this awesome new ProPublica app. (via How to Get Censored on China’s Twitter - ProPublica)


TAGS: china censorship interactive graphics data news propublica

amzam / posted on 1 November 2013

What’s happened since SCOTUS gutted Voting Rights Act? Check out @karabrandeisky's sweet #mapsplainer: http://propub.ca/Hwd8Z3

What’s happened since SCOTUS gutted Voting Rights Act? Check out 's sweet 


TAGS: voting rights voting laws elections supreme court dataviz maps

theinterneconomy.tumblr.com / posted on 4 October 2013

#AndItsUnpaid: Help ProPublica Flag Unpaid (And Absurd) Internship Listings

theinterneconomy:

Ever see an internship listing and think, “there is no way that’s legal”? We have, too. We’re rounding up the most questionable (and ridiculous) unpaid internship posts you come across — from a Los Angeles bakery looking for an experienced cook to decorate confections for free, to a…

Help us find those intern listings, y’all. 


TAGS: project intern internships interns intern economy intern labor propublica

/ posted on 2 October 2013

In the grand scheme of things, less than $6,000 — the income I missed out on — may not seem like very much (although I doubt anyone would turn down that chunk of change were it offered to them).

To a college kid in massive amounts of debt, it’s everything.

Should Unpaid Internships Be Illegal? via Positively Smitten (via positivelysmitten)

A former intern does the math on her unpaid positions: 720 hours, three internships, four semesters and more than $6,000 worth of uncompensated work. (By her estimate, she could’ve made at least $1,000 if paid minimum wage for one unpaid marketing internship with her college.)

(via theinterneconomy)


TAGS: projectintern project intern internships intern economy