i talk to strangers and write about it. sometimes i blog and reblog stuff.

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overheard at the obituaries desk at work

Editor: “Somebody could have died just to keep my average up.”

Walked into the office this morning for my second metro shift in two days to find my name on the front page of the Post.
/geeking out

Walked into the office this morning for my second metro shift in two days to find my name on the front page of the Post.

/geeking out

quotes from favorite signs seen in the wapo office:

"Web the shit out of it."

"Sarcasm is one of the free services I offer."

"Yes."

"Never read the comments."

An Experiment with the Foreign Correspondents

socialmediadesk:

One of my favorite things about working at NPR is that many of our foreign correspondents send out a daily email, describing what they’re thinking about covering and what’s going on where they live. The notes are light and personal and chock-full of information about their beat, and I find myself…

Coolness!

“Statistics is ultimately very unsatisfying.”
- Statistics professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

#ff, tumblr edition

journalism while female, aka the new and slightly longer said to lady journos.

Is reporting on global conflict worth the risk?

Frank Greve just won a Mirror Award (the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting, to be exact) for this story, published last year.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

As this chart shows, the number of undocumented children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without parents or guardians has more than doubled in the past two years. 
Learn more from Mother Jones.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

As this chart shows, the number of undocumented children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without parents or guardians has more than doubled in the past two years.

Learn more from Mother Jones.

guess who got herself a reader card for the library of congress: this geek (dc 2014) (at Main Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress)

guess who got herself a reader card for the library of congress: this geek (dc 2014) (at Main Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress)

continued adventures of elizabeth the homebody: watching one of my favorite fred astaire movies by lamplight

continued adventures of elizabeth the homebody: watching one of my favorite fred astaire movies by lamplight