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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Under threat of arrest, drone attack, or prison, these Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalists prevail.

The Snowden Files

Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras (Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold
medal.

Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.

and

Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.

http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2014-Public-Service

JURY:
Mike Connelly, editor, The Buffalo News (Chair)
Traci Bauer, vice president/digital, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
Philip Bennett, Eugene C. Patterson Professor and director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, Duke University
Richard Berke, executive editor, POLITICO, Arlington, VA
Stephen Buckley, dean of faculty, The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
Sherrie Marshall, vice president and executive editor, The Telegraph, Macon, GA
Susan Snyder, reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode



Published on Apr 6, 2014
Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy. Watch new episodes Sundays at 10PM ET/PT, only on SHOWTIME.

Subscribe to the Years of Living Dangerously channel for more:http://s.sho.com/YearsYouTube

Official site: http://www.sho.com/yearsoflivingdange...
The Years Project: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Follow: https://twitter.com/YEARSofLIVING
Like: https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving
Watch on Showtime Anytime: http://s.sho.com/1hoirn4
Don't Have Showtime? Order Now: http://s.sho.com/P0DCVU

It's the biggest story of our time. Hollywood's brightest stars and today's most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate accounts of triumph and tragedy. YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY takes you directly to the heart of the matter in this awe-inspiring and cinematic documentary series event from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

VOSD plea for donations

Last week was tough for the journalism world. Layoffs all over the place – from New Jersey to Los Angeles. News about revenue to the news industry tanking.

The fact is, advertisers are not going to display ads next to news stories in the future – at least not like they used to. Even as the economy recovers and tech companies explode, newspapers continue to collapse.

San Diego is not immune. The U-T recently laid off more employees like Padres writer Bill Center, who now works for the team he once covered. Doug Manchester is rumored to be selling the paper, though his business partner insists they want to buy more.

In this mess, this “scruffy insurgency” as the New York Times once called Voice of San Diego, continues to advance.

We can only do this if people decide it’s worth paying for.

Whether it’s $5 or $5,000, chip in, if you feel that this service, this education service, this auditing service, this public service merits your support.

We are not here to transfer information from one person to another. We’re here to help you understand your community so you can make it better. We’re here to warn you of problems so you can help solve them.

Join our scruffy insurgency by becoming a member of Voice of San Diego today. If you're already a member, please consider donating again.


Thanks,

Scott Lewis

CEO, Voice of San Diego