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

senior engagement editor @ProPublica. update addict. adjunct @columbiajourn. misplaced texan. love to eat, travel, & travel to eat. email amanda@propublica.org

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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How to Use Google Docs to Help Power Your Reporting

propublica.org — My colleague Blair Hickman and I recently led a workshop on using social media to help power investigative journalism at Columbia School of Journalism's Social Media Weekend. While social media is important for developing an audience for our work (social accounts for about 15 percent of our traffic), we're also interested in using social media to help find new stories to report.

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amandazamora.com — We really relied on partners in the early days of ProPublica to find an audience for our work and now through social media we're able to build an audience with readers and not be as reliant on traditional news partners.

America’s water crisis is so much bigger than California

salon.com — This article was originally published by Scientific American. Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years.

Here’s the only explainer on California drought you need

grist.org — Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought. But the Colorado River basin - which provides critical water supplies for seven states including California - is the victim of a slower-burning catastrophe entering its 16th year.

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

scientificamerican.com — Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought.
Jun 26, 2015

"it could take several years of ave or above-ave rainfall" to get Calif's water supply "close to normal" goo.gl/80eCfM

Jun 26, 2015

RT @sciam: California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis bit.ly/1RCymB5 #science

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amandazamora.com — You have to write the headline on the story that's there. You can't, sort of, write the headline on the story you wish were there.-- Kyle Massey shares headline pointers with ProPublica. Read more: Headline Writing With an NYT Guru - ProPublica(via onaissues)
Jun 25, 2015

"You have to write the headline on the story that’s there. You can’t, sort of, write the headline on..." tmblr.co/Zo50Hy1o2P9DE

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here's What You Need to Know

propublica.org — The Colorado River is dying - the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.
Jun 25, 2015

California drought is part of a much bigger water crisis. Here's what you need to know: propublica.org/article/califo…

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Red Cross Failures, Track & Field Doping, NSA Spying and More in MuckReads Weekly

propublica.org — Like this story? Sign up for our Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS daily newsletter to get more of our best work.
Jun 05, 2015

An epic week of #MuckReads: four big @propublica investigations + more great reads propublica.org/article/red-cr…

Jun 05, 2015

RT @ProPublica: #MuckReads for your weekend: @adrianchen investigates the Russian agency that 'industrialized the art of trolling' propub.ca/1Fz8z7i

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How Wall Street Captured Washington and More in MuckReads Weekly

propublica.org — Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend. Inside the Police Failure to Stop Darren Sharper's Rape Spree (ProPublica/New Orleans Advocate) 79K rapes reported to PD in '13.
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Aug 03, 2015

independent group estimates more than 450 civilians killed in US-led air strikes on ISIS targets nzzl.us/tEBzSWn via @fcage

Jul 31, 2015

RT @ProPublica: +@ProPublica also used a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ w/ the database on how commanders spent $2b of petty cash in Afghanistan: propub.ca/1haH5j5

Jul 31, 2015

@ClaritzaJimenez @mic right? haha. i am curious what kind of response they get - quantity and quality.

Jul 31, 2015

.@mic is sitting down with Obama to talk #IranDeal - and is asking readers to send in 20-second video questions bit.ly/1OFpb2l

Jul 31, 2015

.@propublica has newsroom openings NOW - have you seen? Shared? Applied? Please do & sign up for future listings: bit.ly/1haWwrx

Jul 31, 2015

@rolandsmartin Would appreciate help spreading word about our openings, including Emerging Reporters Program: propublica.org/about/jobs

Jul 31, 2015

This is @propublica's newsroom now - and what we're doing to make it more diverse. bit.ly/1DfoHiF pic.twitter.com/uidKDPgjnn

Jul 31, 2015

#job alert: @propublica is hiring an education reporter. *Your* job to dream and pitch: bit.ly/1LUSm27 cc @NABJ @NAHJ @aaja @ONA



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