I’m scared of money. I don’t like to manage it, and I don’t like to raise it. So if I raised money for a reporting project, anyone can. Last year, I raised $1,000 for two stories and an audio piece called “Hard Times on the Unemployment Line: Out of Prison and Out of Work.” I [...]
Wrong First Name Means No Job? Maybe so. Economist Marianne Bertrand found employers were twice as likely to contact applicants with so-called “White-sounding” names than those with so-called ”Black-sounding” names. But what’s a Black – White, Hispanic, or Asian – name? Do you play the name game? When you hear a name, do you assign a [...]
Update I’ve only been working on this series a week, but the response has been fantastic. We’ve gotten followers, suggestions and comments. My favorites so far: The Bessers who recognized their grandfather’s store in our first photo; the children of Gail Kirschenbaum Bash, who contributed a story about her recycling efforts. I’m learning quite a [...]
During an amazing week learning audio production at the Center for Documentary Studies, we were challenged to make short pieces on Ramadan for.www.prx.org PRX is the Public Radio Exchange, a distribution network for independent radio producers. We were also challenged to keep using what we’d learned, instead of letting it go stale and losing it [...]
Update: The post is being featured on the log-in homepage of www.prx.org, the Public Radio Exchange. I’m so thrilled. Now, I’m heading to the Center for Documentary Studies and its week-long audio bootcamp, “Hearing is Believing I.” Follow me on twitter at @aoscruggs.
For the past four weeks, I’ve been generating slides shows for clevelandheights.patch.com and its sister site, beachwood.patch.com. The work, and accompanying pay, mark a definite transition in my transformation from print to multi-media journalist. Plus now, I can justify a better camera.