<![CDATA[Joseph Stashko · Storify]]>https://storify.com/josephstashNodeJS RSS ModuleTue, 23 May 2017 01:17:40 GMT<![CDATA[If you could ban one phrase from journalism forever, what would it be? ]]>

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Fri, Jun 03 2016 10:01:46

This morning, we asked our followers:
Profiles of celebrities in hotels have a lot to answer for:
And descriptions of famous women are generally really bad:
Music journalism is guilty of quite a few sins:
Some more assorted offenders:
Let us know what phrase you'd like to expunge from the journalism universe by tweeting us @Queue_reads.
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<![CDATA[Derek Willis NYT]]>

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Sun, May 18 2014 09:30:12

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<![CDATA[Build The News attendee blog posts]]>

Collected blog posts from attendees of the first Build The News. Tweet me @JosephStash if you've written something and want it included.

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Thu, Feb 27 2014 15:44:27

City University student Nassos Stylianou on what he learned at Build The News:
City students post on the Interhactives blog about the weekend:
Redbrick's team set up a tumblr that meant you could follow their progress during and after the event:
A post from one of the attendees on Wannabe Hacks:
Developer Jeshua Maxey's take on the event: 
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<![CDATA[Let's Talk About Men]]>

This week the New Statesman put together a series of themed posts based around male issues, identity and discussion. I've collected them all here.

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Fri, May 25 2012 11:15:01

First up was Rhiannon and Holly of Vagenda, talking about the extreme end of the men's rights movement and looking at equality between genders. 
Tuesday's entry was Stephen Baxter talking about admitting to male vulnerability and stereotyping men as loud, competitive and boorish. 
Wednesday saw two pieces, first, Ally Fogg's excellent and measured review of the Second Sexism, followed by Alex Hern's look at the gender pay gap.
Thursday included a piece by me, which drew on my own experiences to talk about eating disorders suffered by men and the distinct issues that are attached to them.
On Friday, James Ball wrote about promoting more male identity, discussion and acknowledging that yes, men also face complex challenges, as do women. The week was wrapped up with a look at male unemployment rates by Alex Hern.
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<![CDATA[Joseph Kony and Invisible Children...the debate]]>

This morning I logged on to find that a half hour video documenting child abduction and young soldiers had gone viral. People were talking about it on Facebook, it was trending on Twitter. Here's what you need to know.

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Thu, Mar 08 2012 00:08:07

KONY 2012 ·
Good to raise awareness and spread the word, surely? But debates on Facebook soon sprung up about the value of awareness that doesn't translate into action. As seems to be more common these days, Reddit provided some eye-opening details about presenting the other sides of the story.
"Is awareness good? Yes. But these problems are highly complex, not one-dimensional and, frankly, aren’t of the nature that can be solved by postering, film-making and changing your Facebook profile picture, as hard as that is to swallow.  "Giving your money and public support to Invisible Children so they can spend it on funding ill-advised violent intervention and movie #12 isn’t helping. Do I have a better answer? No, I don’t, but that doesn’t mean that you should support KONY 2012 just because it’s something. Something isn’t always better than nothing. Sometimes it’s worse."
You can also read the Reddit conversation thread below:
And Matthew Taylor put it like this: "This group sends funds to the Ugandan Army to find someone who likely isn't even in Uganda.  "And the Ugandan military are responsible for crimes of their own.Oh and they pay themselves almost $90,000 a year in salary, and it cost $7.5 million to make this video (all marked as expenses)"
Full article here
And a reasoned take on things titled "Bad guys, good guys and the people in between" was flagged up by Daniel Bentley:"Don’t get me wrong. I’m unashamedly hopeful about the ability of humans to change their own situations. But the events of the Arab Spring certainly remind us that lasting change must come from within."
Currently 816 people are signed up to this public Facebook event in Nottingham, to "raise awarness by spreading our message all over the city centre".
"It is hard to respect any documentary on northern Uganda where a five year-old white boy features more prominently than any northern Ugandan victim or survivor.  "Incredibly, with the exception of the adolescent northern Ugandan victim, Jacob, the voices of northern Ugandans go almost completely unheard."
And the inevitable Vice article:
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<![CDATA[#OccupyLSX Eviction Begins]]>

Collected photos, video, information.

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Tue, Feb 28 2012 08:58:43

police line and protesters on the steps #occupylsx · journodave

"Police and bailiffs have moved in to remove protesters from the Occupy London site at St Paul's Cathedral.

Occupy London was last week refused permission to appeal against a High Court decision to allow their eviction to proceed.

The Court of Appeal's decision meant the City of London Corporation was free to clear the site.

Occupy London, which campaigns against corporate greed, set up the camp on 15 October."


More here: 

What the camp looked like hours before the eviction: 
IMG_8511-8513 · hko_s
Map that shows where people at #OccupyLSX came from:
Livestream from the scene:
Live at St Pauls · NAFFYOLSX
Members of OccupyLSX being moved by Police:
Police remove Praying Christian from the step of St Paul's - Occupy LSX - February 28 · tzimnewman3
A member of Occupy, George Barda, describes the conditions of the eviction order, earlier in the day.
OccupyLSX Update 27th Feb 2012.MP4 · frantaag
Praying as the bailiffs rip his tent up #occupyLSX · HeardinLondon
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<![CDATA[Storify launch an iPad app]]>

Built on an iPad

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Wed, Feb 22 2012 08:55:36

Storify for the iPad 3 · jeffthechimp
Storify's new iPad app makes it Twitter's Pinterest ·
Introducing Storify for iPad ·
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<![CDATA[Fire in Shepherd's Bush(Unigate Dairy Factory)]]>

Information about the fire in west London. Scroll down for video, photos and location information.

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Tue, Jan 31 2012 11:14:25

15 fire engines and around 75 firefighters are currently tackling a fire on Wood Lane, Shepherds Bush W12. The fire is at a dairy.


The Brigade was called at 0935. Fire crews from Hammersmith, North Kensington, Willesden, Kensington, Paddington and Chiswick fire stations are attending the incident.


Station Manager Rod Horton said: “The fire is affecting a range of industrial buildings on the dairy site. It’s a challenging and developing incident at the moment and we’re likely to be at the scene for some time.”


"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage." 


http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/LatestIncidentsContainer_31jan2012ra.asp

Er, quite a large fire... #fb · Petalstomp
Early morning fire in West London near my house! · ameliaarsenic
Londons burning #fire · jacallum
31.01.12 Fire smoke from london shepherds bush. · 7zNzNzNz7
Unigate factory fire near white city · richardakenny
White City fire · coderkind
yfrog Photo : http://yfrog.com/kfm4jyoj Shared by suellewellyn · suellewellyn
@LondonFire looking really bad from here in latima! Hope no1 is hurt! · hurt!
Big fire in west London · davidemery
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<![CDATA[Loss of power in Preston 29/01/12]]>

Reports of power cuts/surges in Penwortham, Lostock Hall, Bamber Bridge

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Sun, Jan 29 2012 22:34:43

Incidents of power loss started at around 7pm this evening. Blog Preston have contacted several energy suppliers with no reply as of yet. 
Low Key Light Bulb · AlexFQuality
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<![CDATA[#Nov9 Student Protests #9Nov]]>

Coverage, photos and video of the day's protest.

Storified by Joseph Stashko · Wed, Nov 09 2011 11:58:07

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