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Senior Engagement Editor — ProPublica
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Covers:  investigative journalism, engagement, crowdsourcing, collaborative journalism, social media, user generated content

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Amanda Zamora's Biography

Amanda Zamora is senior engagement editor at ProPublica. Previously, she led The Washington Post's online election coverage as national digital editor. She first joined the Post in 2003, spending six years as an online editor and producer for various departments, including the investigative reporting unit, before serving as its first social media and engagement editor from 2010 – 2011. Zamora began her journalism career at the Austin American-Statesman as an ...

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Investigative reporting on Cuban crime rings, Kentucky jailers, and sex trafficking in North Dakota. — Here are some of the top must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica's ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story with the hashtag #MuckReads or by sending an email to Sign up here to get this digest delivered to your inbox...

Florida’s Sex Crime Sting-and-Switch and More in MuckReads Weekly — The Florida sex crime sting-and-switch. WTSP reports a pattern of police misconduct in its ongoing investigation of sex sting operations in Tampa Bay. In some cases, men were facing felony charges for seeking sex with underage teens after responding to police decoys online.

Watch 'Firestone and the Warlord' With ProPublica and FRONTLINE — This Tuesday, FRONTLINE premieres Firestone and the Warlord , a 90-minute film documenting the secret history of Firestone's role in Liberia's civil war. The film is part of a joint investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica into the American company's ties to notorious warlord Charles Taylor as he helped launch Liberia into its first civil war.

ProPublica rounds up the best watchdog journalism. — Here are this week's must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica's ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and with the hashtag #MuckReads or by sending an email to Sign up here to get this digest delivered to your inbox weekly.

The DEA’s Facebook Impersonator and More in MuckReads Weekly — The DEA impersonated a woman on Facebook without her knowledge, and the Justice Department is OK with that. A federal agent created the fake profile, posting private photos seized from a suspect's cell phone and posing as her to friends online. A U.S.

Victims Being Billed for Rape and More in MuckReads Weekly — "They're punishing the families, not the inmates." The privatization of prisons is taking a greater toll on poor families who are being forced to pay hefty fees to send money to loved ones serving time. Prison bankers are collecting tens of millions from inmates' families.

Border Patrol’s ‘Trigger-Happy’ Reputation and More in MuckReads Weekly — "Oh, man. I hope I don't get convicted for this." What happens when a border patrol agent shoots and kills an unarmed teenager? Nothing, at least in the case of Juan Mendez. Mendez is one of more than 40 people killed in confrontations with U.S.

Missouri’s Misleading Execution Drug Claim and More in MuckReads Weekly — "We will not use those drugs." Except, they did. George Lombardi, Missouri's corrections director testified in January that the state would not use Midazolam, a controversial sedative used in three botched executions in other states. But records show that it has been used in all nine executions by the state since last November, according to St.

Louisiana Coroner Concludes Handcuffed Suspect Killed Himself and More in #MuckReads Weekly — " You can 't make me understand how my son took his left hand, when he was handcuffed behind the back, and shot himself. " A new coroner's report on the death of a man who died in police custody contradicts the official police report, but still supports the Louisiana State Police's assertion that the man shot himself to death while handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.

South Carolina’s Lax Domestic Abuse Laws and More in MuckReads Weekly — Till death do us part. A seven-part series by the Post and Courier investigates domestic violence in South Carolina, which has accounted for 300 women being killed by their partners in the last decade (about one every 12 days). Though the rate is among the worst in the nation, state laws are more lenient on abusers, the newspaper found.
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Jan 30, 2015

@jcstearns seems like they should... seems worth clarifying. and if they're codifying respectful approach, props!

Jan 30, 2015

@jcstearns wonder if it's aimed at discouraging spamming ppl (as some news orgs do) out of respect... not discouraging the verification.

Jan 30, 2015

RT @jejohnson322: If #PubRadioVoice resonated w/you, follow #PUBJOBS for job openings in pubradio - could help attract more diverse candidates.

Jan 30, 2015

RT @webjournalist: Reminder: Deadline to apply for the @ONA @Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is Feb 20th: #wjchat

Jan 30, 2015

Great to see @voxdotcom digging into patient harm, working w/ @propublica @marshall_allen to crowdsource stories

Jan 30, 2015

Medical errors kill more Americans than AIDS or drug overdoses. @sarahkliff explains...

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