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I'm Kim Barker, a campaign finance reporter at ProPublica. AMA about how outside money is influencing the 2012 election. : IAmA
I am a reporter for ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization. Twitter: [@kim_barker]( I cover campaign f...
Web Designer | The Texas Tribune
Do you live and breath HTML and CSS? Have you started referring to HTML5 as simply HTML? Do you spend your nights wondering whether we'll ever really know if Madlib forms are really better at conversion? Do you care deeply about making the world a better place?
Las Vegas Review-Journal lays off 5 editors, art director | JIMROMENESKO.COM
The Las Vegas Review-Journal told staffers Tuesday that it's laying off five editors and its art director: I've confirmed that these journalists are leaving the paper (for now): Mary Hynes - city editor Frank Fertado - features editor Joe Hawk - sports editor Jim Wright - business editor Ched Whitney - art director Charlie Zobell - managing editor In a restructuring, the paper is hiring one person to oversee news/business and another for features/sports and, I'm told, the above editors have been invited to apply for the positions.
How do you completely de-personalize Google results? - Gabriel Weinberg's Blog
I asked this question to Twitter the other day but didn't get any answers I hadn't heard before. I'm hoping this post uncovers something new. A bit of background. Google announced personalized search for everyone way back in 2009.
JAMA Forum: The Supreme Court's Medicaid Surprise
Most of the considerable speculation about how the US Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) focused on the fate of the individual mandate, which requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. Few predicted the Court would strike down provisions of the law that dealt with the expansion of Medicaid.
Flavors of cost shifting from the uninsured | The Incidental Economist
The Supreme Court's ruling on the Medicaid expansion has made cost shifting from the uninsured a polite dinner topic again. From there it has sloshed over to blogs and Twitter.
AHCJ | About-News: Call for candidates: Run for a spot on AHCJ's board of directors
Call for candidates: Run for a spot on AHCJ's board of directors Important dates June 7: Call for candidates June 28: Candidate statements posted (later declarations added as validated) July 13: Declare candidacy by noon CT July 16: Elections conducted this week July 23: Winners will be named this week Each year, members in AHCJ's "professional" category elect members for the association board of directors.
Answering consumers' questions about health reform | Reporting on Health
Consumers are not so much interested in the political implications of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, as they are in knowing...
The Supreme Court has ruled. Now what? : Covering Health
Now that the Supreme Court has issued a decision on health care reform, how do you localize and cover it for your readers, listeners and viewers? To assist reporters across the country who will need to localize the decision and what it means for their states and local communities, AHCJ will host a one-hour online roundtable of experts to offer you suggestions on stories you can pursue right away and in the weeks ahead.
Pardon Me For Asking: Does Paying "Huge Prices" In Carroll Gardens Give Residents More Right To A Safe Neighborhood?
Some residents may have been in Carroll Park on Friday afternoon at around 4 PM, when a group of teens from a school on Henry Street got into a fight in the ball field area of the park. According to one eye witness, the melee started when one girl came running into the park and jumped another.
Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us
There are growing signs they were mistaken. Records from disparate corners of the United States show that wells drilled to bury this waste deep beneath the ground have repeatedly leaked, sending dangerous chemicals and waste gurgling to the surface or, on occasion, seeping into shallow aquifers that store a significant portion of the nation's drinking water.
Grieving Father Struggles to Pay Dead Son's Student Loans
A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling. "They would say, 'We don't care what happened with your son, you have to pay us,'" recalled Reynoso, a gardener from Palmdale, Calif.
Tourists venture to West Bank to 'shoot terrorists'
Summer camp, warfare style: Like a frozen turkey plunged into boiling oil, a group of American tourists descend from an air-conditioned van into the scorching heat of the West Bank. Flashing smiles all around, they march into Caliber 3, a local shooting range. "Move it!" the Israeli guide suddenly yells.
A Guide to Europe's Falling Dominoes
The day after Greece is "saved," the rest of Europe is on shakier ground than ever.
Guest Post: Industry editorial makes outlandish claim about impact of medical devices
Editor's Note: The following guest post by Gary Schwitzer is reprinted with permission from HealthNewsReview blog, an indispensable resource for tracking the best and worst of healthcare journalism. Industry editorial makes outlandish claim about impact of medical devices by Gary Schwitzer Minnesota is the home of several medical device makers.
Wyoming oil and gas supervisor resigns after 'greed' comments
Wyoming oil and gas supervisor Tom Doll has resigned, Gov. Matt Mead announced late Thursday, slightly more than a week after Doll came under fire for remarks about some residents and a federal water investigation in west-central Wyoming.
The New 'Dallas': Sex, Scandal and U.S. Energy Policy!
When Dallas was first launched in 1978, it always covered oil, and, later, a little bit about the environment. But really it was about sex, betrayal, and the infighting that came with running Ewing Oil, the company that had made their family rich. In the end, two brothers - J.R.
Avert Your Eyes from the Big Apple! - Forward Thinking -
By Josh Nathan-Kazis "Dear Jew: You are entering a dangerous place. Shield your eyes." That's the Hebrew-language text on a huge billboard that an Orthodox group has paid to post alongside a Brooklyn highway. The "dangerous place" is Manhattan. The danger isn't specified, but it's clear they're not talking about muggings.
The Curious Case of Amanda Trujillo and the Arizona Board of Nursing
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war..."- William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III Scene I This is the age of social networking. So many Americans (including nurses) receive the majority of their information via the Internet that it is no longer a phenomenon but a way of life, affecting everything from social trends to political movements.