Monday, September 8, 2014
In the minutes of a meeting about a girl who had been raped by five men, a police detective refused to put her into the sexual abuse category, saying he knew she had been “100 percent consensual.” She was 12.

Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished - NYTimes.com

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Friday, August 29, 2014
The best parts of you, the parts that will be remembered, usually have nothing to do with your job. You should give your job your best, but don’t make the best part of you your job.

If You Lose Your Job, Remember This | LinkedIn

Put this on the list of things for me to re-read daily.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
You’re pretty, LA. #nofilter via Instagram http://ift.tt/1n0i6v9

You’re pretty, LA. #nofilter via Instagram http://ift.tt/1n0i6v9

From July of his sophomore year in college until the following January, all Tsukuru Tazaki could think about was dying.

The Mystery of Murakami - Nathaniel Rich - The Atlantic

He is indeed a weird writer, but I love Murakami nonetheless. Writers that can create a sense of place and character, no matter their weird style of writing, are my favorites.

A year after I started teaching, I’ve become legit and got an ID. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1AYaMZ3

A year after I started teaching, I’ve become legit and got an ID. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1AYaMZ3

Monday, August 25, 2014
"I said, ‘Hi,’ " Knight replied. Other than that single syllable, he insisted, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this night, for twenty-seven years. The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
Friday, August 22, 2014
Set deep in the Piney Woods, Huntsville—which is home to no fewer than five prisons—is a company town whose primary industry is confinement.

This story is really good, but this. This sentence. A town with 5 prisons. That’s chilling.


The Witness | Texas Monthly

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

These are things I try to do. It helps.

ejlandsman:

I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo

Friday, August 8, 2014

Anonymous said: Hi Kim! Sorry if this is coming from nowhere, but I'm an aspiring journalist -- I found your blog through Twitter where I follow many journalists for learning and inspiration. What advice would you give to someone who is passionate about journalism, but who is also scared of the seemingly unstable nature of it? My ultimate goal is to become a journalist, but I am also living on my own and need to pay bills. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Learn to pitch. Really really well.

Chances are, no matter if you end up with a FT job or not, you’ll have to freelance. The key to freelancing (and really the key to being a good beat reporter) is pitching. The only way to really learn is to pitch, a lot. Pitch stories to people, to publishers, to your friends. Get good at selling people on the hook and angle. It’ll help you no matter where you go.

Besides that, you have to ride the wave of change. Things will never be stable in journalism. If it’s not a scandal, it’s the business. It’s if not business, it’s a new platform. Something will always be new and that is the best part of this job, if you don’t let it weigh you down. If you’re the kind of person who wants monotony and for things to be very structured, this isn’t the field for you. If you want to do cool, random, new things and learn every day, then you’ll succeed. 

Hope that helps!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

True story.

erinpolgreen:

The Falcon Cannot Hear the Falconer

(Source: ricktimus)