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

senior engagement editor @ProPublica. adjunct @columbiajourn. misplaced texan. love to eat, travel, and travel to eat. email

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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Police Brutality from Chicago to Gitmo and More in MuckReads Weekly

VA Center’s ‘Flat Stanley’ Research Claims and More in MuckReads Weekly — ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

States Fail to Keep School Vaccination Data and More in MuckReads Weekly — How prepared are U.S. schools for measles? Most states don't keep those records. A USA Today analysis found just 13 states met federal standards for collecting school-level immunization records. In those states - which included California - vaccination rates fell below the minimum standard of 90% at nearly one in seven schools.

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.
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Feb 27, 2015

RT @gavinsblog: Here we go cc @daveirl probably would have been more had other events not intervened

Feb 26, 2015

v curious how often FB is generating suicide alerts. Facebook rolls out new suicide prevention and support tools

Feb 26, 2015

RT @mintymin: We have a @ProPublica tour de force presenting at #NICAR15 next week, more than any other @INN member. Full list here…

Feb 26, 2015

Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept. via @washingtonpost…

Feb 25, 2015

"This is a secure facility. You’re not even supposed to be standing here.” u.s. black site? next - B613 is real?

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