New news outlet embraces “advocacy journalism” — The term “advocacy journalism” is not one that most reporters want attached to their names. Politico’s Patrick Gavin reports that the founders of a new outlet, however, embrace the term. David Darg and Bryn Mooser (we assume that’s his real name) partnered with actors Ian Somerhaider and Sophia Bush to launch RYOT.org, which calls its readers into political advocacy after reading news stories. A story about a surfer’s “insane trick,” for instance, encourages readers to “check out the Surfrider Foundation,” an organization that works to protect beaches for surfers. Darg said the model is “maybe a little radical” but he thinks the younger generation will embrace it, while older generations “may be a bit stuck in their ways.” So far, traffic to the site has been growing much faster than Darg and Mooser expected.
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It turns out ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is loosely tied to the sex scandal surrounding Gen. David Petraeus. “True story: Jill Kelley’s husband Scott was in my fraternity,” Tapper tweeted this morning with the hashtags #Dartmouth and #AlphaChi.
Jill Kelley is the woman presumably responsible for Petraeus’ extramarital affair being made public.
Dartmouth, where Tapper and Scott Kelley, now a cancer surgeon, attended college, is home to the now-infamous Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. That’s the one that made headlines this year after one of the brothers wrote a column for the student paper about all the nasty and foul hazing that goes on there.
Alpha Chi Alpha, the fraternity Tapper and Kelley belonged to, have some of the same hazing methods, according to a story published in Business Insider. The difference: Alpha Chi’s hazing methods are supposedly optional.
See a picture of the lovely couple, Scott and Jill….