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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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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.

The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces and More in MuckReads Weekly — The militarization of police in Ferguson, Mo., is part of a national trend. The war on terror has helped transform local police forces around the country, flooding them with tactical military equipment designed for combat. The Center for Investigative Reporting first explored the trend in 2011, and the New York Times' Matt Apuzzo checked its growth this summer.

Toxic Tobacco Bonds and More in Muckreads Weekly — 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.
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Dec 19, 2014

RT @Reb0rp: #SegregationIs the continuing existence and thriving of segregation academies in rural South Carolina.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @hannahemple: #SegregationIs: not having a single child of color in my all-white classroom until 3rd grade. That child & his family move…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @hannahemple: #SegregationIs babysitting for 2 white kids @ a playground in my hometown, we see a group of older Black boys. Child: "Why are they Black?"

Dec 19, 2014

RT @kimpagenevels: #segregationis living in a 98% Black neighborhood and paying for private school so the kids can get a quality education in a diverse environ

Dec 19, 2014

Going to ER can save your life & follow you for life. How nonprofit hospitals are seizing patient wages by @paulkiel

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