(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know…)
Al Jazeera English Grabs Major Award – Al Jazeera English was given the Grand Prize Award at The Robert F. Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism for its documentary film “Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark.” The movie focuses on the crackdown of protests in Bahrain in 2011. The film was written and directed by May Ying Welsh. The footage was obtained mostly through hidden camera and undercover reporting.
Local Worker Crowned “Commuter Idle” – WTOP has been on the hunt for the person with the worst commute in the region and they have announced their winner: Brenda Wells from Sparrow Point, MD. According to WTOP, “Wells travels nearly 100 miles, 5 hours a day from Sparrow’s Point to Washington, D.C., and back. Her day begins at 3 a.m. and her commute includes a 45-minute drive (complete with two tolls), a 50-minute train ride, two metro rides, a short walk, and a metro bus ride.” And you thought YOU had it bad by having to spend 20 extra minutes in rush hour. Wells wins $1,000 in gas money and a limousine ride for one of her future commutes.
Results of our FishPoll – Yesterday, we asked for your vote on whether or not conservative commentator, S.E. Cupp, had a case against Hustler for photo-shopping an inappropriate picture of her. Here are the results. The vast majority of you, 45.54%, say that yes, she does have a case. Meanwhile, 30.69% say that she is fair game because she is a public figure. Interestingly, 20.79 also weighed in saying that she didn’t have a case, “but she should make things as uncomfortable as possible for Hustler’s legal team.”
- WaPo, Center for Public Integrity, CFR Named Finalists for 2014 Online Journalism Awards
- The Washington Post Launches 'Get There' Personal Finance Vertical
- The Huffington Post Presents 'Ferguson: The Untold Story'
- HuffPost Selects Beacon Reader's Mariah Stewart for Ferguson Fellowship