Posts Tagged Journalism

“Rape cop” juror sells story of his experience

Patrick Kirkland, a juror on the NYPD “rape cop” case, is selling his story on the blog Gothamist.

It’s not atypical for jurors to speak out after high-profile cases– in fact, a feminist-identified juror did just that in a Women’s E-News feature back in June– but something about this excerpt strikes me as odd:

The former cop sprang from his chair and rushed toward me, and before I could step back, the stocky arms of the ex-boxer were curled around my shoulders. To my left, I saw a crowd of faces; to my right, a place setting. One knife, one fork, and one dull spoon wrapped in a white cloth napkin— not much help if he started ...

Patrick Kirkland, a juror on the NYPD “rape cop” case, is selling his story on the blog Gothamist.

It’s not atypical for jurors to speak out after high-profile cases– in fact, a feminist-identified juror ...

The New York Post somehow surpasses rock bottom

Really?

I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a tabloid, this is just low.

Nonetheless, you should still call the Post’s offices directly at (212) 930-8000 to raise hell. And in addition to their tired use of the offensive word “hooker,” I’m almost more surprised they used the word, “drawers” — to quote Chloe, “Are we going to be re-living the 1930s crash linguistically, as well as economically?”

For serious. The New York Post to journalism is like your incoherent sexist, racist uncle of the family. Get with the times, dude.

Via. h/t ...

Really?

I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a ...

Mac McClelland and ethical story-telling

Last week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian rape survivor called K* or Sybille in McClelland’s writing did not consent to having her story told.

She says that after McClelland live-tweeted her ride along with her, which put K*’s life in danger by giving identifying details, K* wrote a letter to McClelland and Mother Jones magazine asking that they not write about her. The letter said: “You have no right to speak of my story.”

In the comments section of Danticat’s piece, the co-editors of Mother Jones, McClelland herself, and K*’s lawyer ...

Last week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian ...

Fear of the single story: Backlash to Mac McClelland’s PTSD piece

Mac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill that much of the backlash of criticism she’s received “illustrates pretty well why too many women who experience trauma don’t speak out.”

At Jezebel, 36 women journalists who’ve worked in Haiti wrote an open letter to GOOD arguing that “the way she uses Haiti as a backdrop for this narrative is sensationalist and irresponsible.” At Slate, Marjorie Valbrun claimed McClelland made Haiti “all about her” in a piece she described as: “Offensive.” “Shockingly-narcissistic.” “Intellectually dishonest.”

Never mind that this piece was, in fact, ...

Mac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill ...

The Feministing Five: Mac McClelland

Mac McClelland is the human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine and the author of the book For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma’s Never-Ending War. Mac has reported from all over the world, most recently from Haiti and the Gulf of Mexico – she is currently reporting on the impact of budget cuts in her home state of Ohio. Her book, which came out last year, was the result of the time she spent among Burmese anti-government rebels, people who risked their lives to combat ethnic cleansing under a military dictatorship.

Mac has also written about the place of women within journalism, as issue that was on many people’s minds earlier ...

Mac McClelland is the human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine and the author of the book For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma’s Never-Ending War. Mac has reported from all ...

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If you know anything about journalism, you know that investigative journalism is expensive. In an era of shrinking newsrooms and doing less with more, journalism that takes months of research is often ...

New report on sexual violence against journalists

This past winter, when news broke about reporter Lara Logan’s sexual assault in Egypt, Ann wrote that Logan’s decision to make the incident public was extremely personally and professionally brave, given the silence around sexual assault of journalists. Now, it seems it’s helped to break that silence in a pretty big way.

Yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists released a special report, “The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists.” Over the last four months since Logan spoke out, CPJ has interviewed more than four dozen journalists, mainly women but also men, who’ve experienced various forms of sexual violence, from groping to gang rape, while on the job in countries across the world.

“Most of the individuals interviewed by CPJ ...

This past winter, when news broke about reporter Lara Logan’s sexual assault in Egypt, Ann wrote that Logan’s decision to make the incident public was extremely personally and professionally brave, given the silence around sexual assault ...

Jill Abramson to be first female executive editor at the New York Times.

Jill Abramson, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, will be replacing Bill Keller as the executive editor, making her the first woman ever in this position.

The New York Times writes,

Ms. Abramson will be the first woman to be editor in the paper’s 160-year history. “It’s meaningful to me,” she said of that distinction, adding, “You stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, and I couldn’t be prouder to be standing on Bill’s shoulders.”

Her selection is something of a departure for The Times, an institution that has historically chosen executive editors who have ascended the ranks through postings in overseas bureaus and managing desks like Foreign or Metropolitan.

Ms. Abramson came to The Times in 1997 ...

Jill Abramson, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, will be replacing Bill Keller as the executive editor, making her the first woman ever in this position.

The New York Times writes,

Ms. Abramson will be the ...

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