Mother Jones obtains Syrian government hit list... →
shortformblog: producermatthew: From Mother Jones: A 718-page digital document obtained by Mother Jones contains names, phone numbers, neighborhoods, and alleged activities of thousands of dissidents apparently targeted by the Syrian government. Three experts asked separately by Mother Jones to examine the document—essentially a massive spreadsheet, whose contents are in Arabic—say they...
NPR releases new ethics handbook →
onaissues: From the introduction: “Journalism is a daily process of painting an ever truer picture of the world. Every step of this process - from reporting to editing to presenting information - may either strengthen or erode the public’s trust in us. We work hard to be worthy of that trust and to protect it.” See the full handbook on NPR.
Oscar, we have a problem
Sorry in advance for pooping on your Oscar party, but I have a problem with the Academy Awards. You see, in 84 years, only four women, Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow have been nominated for Best Director. Only one of them has won. In 84 years. That ratio is lower than the percentage of women elected to Parliament… in Afghanistan. When I posted these sad...
Mitt Romney’s real problem? He’s a candidate for president instead of best...– The NYT’s Frank Bruni, winning the award for best lede in an Oscars preview. (via shortformblog)
12 Great Articles that Inspired Films →
tetw: A Tetw reading list The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner - The Insider Death of an Innocent by Jon Krakauer - Into the Wild The Muse of Coyote Ugly Saloon by Elizabeth Gilbert - Coyote Ugly Racer X by Kenneth Li Rafael - The Fast and the Furious The Return of Superfly by Mark Jacobson - American Gangster Life’s Swell by Susan Orlean - Blue Crush A Farewell to Arms by John Carlin -...