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Boston, MA
News and Features Editor, DigBoston

News & Features Editor: @DigBoston | Author of 4 books including '99 Nights with the 99%' | Founder: Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (@BINJreports)

Surveillance and the Boston 2024 Olympics

digboston.com — Image by Scott Murry It's a brutal dark December evening slightly after 6pm, and roughly 20 protesters are clamoring on the South Boston waterfront, braving tundra-like conditions outside of the ICA. As winds snap off the icy drifts, demonstrators hold their ground, a few in hats and scarves so thick that everything besides their scream machines is covered.
Jul 30, 2015

@TWallack Without a doubt. Here's the piece we did on it while everybody else slept ... ow.ly/Qhayq

END GAMES: PUT THIS IN YOUR BOSTON 2024 TIME CAPSULE AND CHOKE ON IT

digboston.com — Image by Tak Toyoshima For those with the ability to think critically, Boston 2024 was unquestionably headed for dark waters before the bid landed on Plymouth Rock. Since Massachusetts was bestowed with the loaded honor of being thrown into the deep end of the international pool, the prospects for a Hub Olympics have grown uglier, muddier, and sleazier with each passing news cycle.
Jul 28, 2015

Sometimes, after you beat somebody silly, if they deserve it, it's fun to kick them in the teeth ... ow.ly/Qb6vd #Boston2024

Jul 28, 2015

RT @Fara1: Sometimes, after you beat somebody silly, if they deserve it, it's fun to kick them in the teeth ... ow.ly/Qb6vd #Boston2024

Jul 28, 2015

RT @DigBoston: A final word on #Boston2024 from the people who taught you how to loathe and expose the Olympics ... ow.ly/Qb6vd #mapoli

IT'S TIME TO TALK SLUSH PUPPIES

digboston.com — I was probably nine years old, covered in trash, because back then we played in the dump behind my apartment complex. There were plenty of parks nearby, but the kids I hung with in my native Flushing at the time were dirtbags out of central casting, and to be honest, I kind of enjoyed spelunking through old rusted appliances.
Jul 26, 2015

I know it's controversial, but this is how I drink my Slush Puppies, and like Trump I will not apologize for it ... ow.ly/Q6lS7

How and Why BINJ is Experimenting with ‘Solutions Journalism’

medium.com — By Chris Faraone I once had an editor scold me for informing a reader on Twitter that I had worked on a story for more than six months. "No need to show everyone how the sausage is made," he said.

Before the BINJ - Medium

medium.com — The BINJ team is working nonstop, seven days a week courting supporters, planning fundraisers, hatching ideas for revenue streams to fuel reporting, and of course, beginning to explore projects and ideas to pursue. In the process, we've made it a point to explain why we are charting our own course through the new media landscape.

HOW THE CITY HOLDS THE KEYSTONE FOR BOSTON 2024'S OLYMPIC STADIUM PLANS

digboston.com — Original image via Boston 2024 There was an interesting story last week about Widett Circle, that hot tamale wedge of turf between South Boston and the Southeast Expressway where organizers want to put their coliseum for the 2024 Olympics.
Jul 14, 2015

Everything you've read about Widett Circle until now is essentially wrong. ow.ly/PzBnb #mapoli #Boston2024

Jul 14, 2015

RT @Fara1: Everything you've read about Widett Circle until now is essentially wrong. ow.ly/PzBnb #mapoli #Boston2024

Jul 14, 2015

RT @Fara1: Everything you've read about Widett Circle until now is essentially wrong. ow.ly/PzBnb #mapoli #Boston2024

Thanks to the Olympics, US flew ‘Stars and Bars’ on world stage

digboston.com — You may have noticed the Confederate battle flag making headlines of late. Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, where current legislators may be buttholes but at least have never flown homage to slavery on Beacon Hill, our main concern appears to be the 2024 Olympics, or more specifically the prospect of a Summer Games coming to Boston.
Jul 13, 2015

RT @DigBoston: Thanks to the Olympics, America was represented by the Confederate flag in 1996 ... ow.ly/Pvbyo #Boston2024

CZARFACE SPECIAL: EVERY HERO NEEDS A HUSTLE

digboston.com — Photo by Bill X Imagine if one of the Beatles, in their debut recording stint outside of the band, had linked with two beloved underground legends from Boston for the first-ever collaboration beyond the mothership. That's essentially the case here, at least in hip-hop terms, with Czarface, the supreme Boston-meets-New York trio of 7L, Esoteric, and Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan.

SWAT STICKER: EXCLUSIVE DOCS REVEAL 34-MAN DEPLOYMENT TO DALAI LAMA VISIT PLUS OTHER COSTLY AND EXTREME POLICE TACTICS

digboston.com — Image by Tak Toyoshima Last June, Washington Post ace Radley Balko wrote a bombshell about SWAT activity in Massachusetts that shook advocates for government transparency to their skeptical cores. The shocker: Roughly 70 percent of the Commonwealth's 351 police departments belongs to one of several Law Enforcement Councils.
Jul 07, 2015

Here's what's terrifying about 900+ docs just released by @ACLU_Mass about SWAT raids in Mass: ow.ly/PgoAF #mapoli

Jul 07, 2015

If you want the lowdown on hundreds of new #Mass #SWAT docs minus spin from the police in BS AP article ... ow.ly/PgoAF #mapoli

Jul 07, 2015

"Whether the Lama requested a goon squad and an armored tank on wheels is unknown. What’s more important..." digboston.com/swat-sticker-e…

Jul 07, 2015

RT @JoeKeohane: "Whether the Lama requested a goon squad and an armored tank on wheels is unknown. What’s more important..." digboston.com/swat-sticker-e…

This Is What Happens When You Get 50 Freelance Reporters In One Room Working Together

medium.com — Unpacking the first-ever meetup of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) BY CHRIS FARAONE I had a hunch that friends and colleagues in the Massachusetts media would embrace the idea of having a nonprofit story incubator.
Jul 02, 2015

Unpacking the first-ever meetup of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (@BINJreports) ... ow.ly/P5Jvg

Jul 05, 2015

RT @BINJreports: “What Doesn't Get Enough Coverage In Greater #Boston?" We asked 50 freelancer reporters ... ow.ly/PblOm #media #journalism

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Aug 03, 2015

Hey Senator Graham: Is it 'a clenched fist OR an open hand' or 'a clenched fist AND an open hand?' #votersfirst

Aug 03, 2015

@bewenca @wayneandwax Depends on how you tally, whether you include SCATV, but last I reported, about 400k for city of 80,000 people.

Aug 03, 2015

I always wonder how many people in #Somerville realize what an obscene amount of $$$ their city spends on media relations.

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