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April 16, 2014
10:27 // 6 days ago
April 4, 2014

Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s loudest laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars’ unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.
Shot to death by an Afghan policeman Friday, Niedringhaus leaves behind a body of work that won awards and broke hearts. She trained her camera on children caught between the front lines, yet who still find a place to play. She singled out soldiers from their armies as they were confronted by death, injuries and enemies’ attacks.

Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was one of two Western journalists shot by the Afghan police officer ahead of the election in the country.

Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s loudest laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars’ unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.

Shot to death by an Afghan policeman Friday, Niedringhaus leaves behind a body of work that won awards and broke hearts. She trained her camera on children caught between the front lines, yet who still find a place to play. She singled out soldiers from their armies as they were confronted by death, injuries and enemies’ attacks.

Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was one of two Western journalists shot by the Afghan police officer ahead of the election in the country.

8:43 // 2 weeks ago
March 31, 2014
This rhetoric [against Al Jazeera] is not new. Egypt seems to draw inspiration from the very country criticizing it – the United States. Over the past decade, the US not only detained but tortured al-Jazeera journalists under counterterrorism policies. Now, as its War on Terror diffuses into support for an increasing number of local – and secret – wars on terrorism across the globe, the tactic of imprisoning journalists seems to be catching on.
The Guardian’s Rozina Ali writes, “Egypt’s al-Jazeera trial was inspired by America’s global war on journalism.” source
19:52 // 3 weeks ago
March 30, 2014
thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.
Photo: AFP/Getty

This is so great. 

thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.

Photo: AFP/Getty

This is so great. 

(via afternoonsnoozebutton)

15:14 // 3 weeks ago
March 15, 2014
One of the most frustrating things about writing for the internet is how often you’re exposed to the fact that the Default Demeanor Setting online seems to be seething outrage.
A very accurate comment on the state of writing online, from one Cord Jefferson. “Just because someone is mad at you that doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong,” he adds.
16:15 // 1 month ago
March 12, 2014

Just to clarify …

lizislazy asks: Is this commentary on the state of public discourse or on this young dumb kid whose name we know for some reason?

» SFB says: It’s a commentary on CNN. — Ernie @ SFB

20:17 // 1 month ago

Presented without comment: A sidebar comprised of nothing but Justin Bieber-related stories on CNN’s website. All of these stories have published since the last week of January.

EDIT: Reposted as photoset for full effect.

19:57 // 1 month ago
March 6, 2014
17:48 // 1 month ago
March 5, 2014
When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor, and, if they cannot be resolved, to quit like a professional. But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt.

RT reacts to Liz Wahl’s resignation

Welp; they’re not so happy.

22:32 // 1 month ago
February 27, 2014
thehedrick:

Hey everyone, no big deal or anything but I am now a contributing writer for The New York Times!!!!
Read the piece here

Great to see my pal Mike Hedrick get some NYT play. Viva thehedrick!

thehedrick:

Hey everyone, no big deal or anything but I am now a contributing writer for The New York Times!!!!

Read the piece here

Great to see my pal Mike Hedrick get some NYT play. Viva thehedrick!

10:05 // 1 month ago