The following was excerpted from an e-mail I sent Ryan Tate of Gawker after reading his post about David Simon’s testimony at a Senate hearing on the future of newspapers May 6. As far as the whole issue of bloggers attending city council meetings and what not… the fact of the matter is that bloggers [...]
The North Korean government has announced that two American journalists who were captured near the Chinese border will stand trial for entering the country illegally. The two reporters, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, are employed by Al Gore’s San Francisco-based cable outlet Current TV. They were arrested on March 17 while reporting from the frozen [...]
It’s been more than two weeks since Euna Lee and Laura Ling were detained by North Korea and it now appears that they will stand trial for a charge that faces up to a ten year sentence, but Al Gore’s cable network Current hasn’t said a word. Numerous journalists have called, myself included, but I [...]
Update: As it turns out, both of my posts are still listed as being under review and it likely was removed from my control panel at that point in time. Within minutes of posting this and a companion video on Current.com, it was flagged with this message: This item is under review, so it has [...]
I’m not the kind of guy who likes to call the cops. In fact, I’ll do everything I can to settle my disputes without involving the police. You could even say I was sent to prison to avoid getting involved — we’ll get to that later. But when I was mugged by Terrell Tramell, 28, [...]
© zoriah/www.zoriah.com Zoriah has a gift for photography. I first came across his work last night, and immediately felt the impact. But even before I was moved by his images, I was blown away by his story. As an embedded journalist in Iraq, Zoriah has been traveling with the multi-national forces and covering the occupation [...]
It’s almost 2:00 AM, and I have to get up in less than 5 hours to move my car before street cleaning begins. That and I also have an appointment to get an oil change and inspection at 8AM. The past week has been intense. On Wednesday afternoon, I was offered a job as a [...]
Click to Play As the battle between tree sitters in the Oak Grove near the Berkeley stadium and arborists hired by the university to cut traverse lines and remove platforms continued for the second day Wednesday, one supporter climbed a light pole to join the protestors in the trees. This rough video captures what happened.