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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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ProPublica Partners With Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting

propublica.org — States nationwide are dismantling workers' compensation, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get care. Meanwhile employers are paying the lowest rates for workers' comp insurance since the 1970s.
Aug 24, 2015

RT @ProPublica: We're excited to be teaming up with @beaconreader to spur workers' comp coverage across the country. propub.ca/1PMkbtY

ProPublica’s ‘Get Involved’ Aims to Spur More Crowd-Powered News

propublica.org — Over the next year, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, ProPublica will be working to improve how we engage communities to help us create journalism that spurs change. From our inception, two things have distinguished ProPublica's journalism: our focus on deep, investigative reporting and our use of data to explain how systems meant to serve the public often fall short.
Aug 20, 2015

Exciting news today: new @knightfdn grant to support @propublica's crowdsourcing and engagement work!! bit.ly/1JsPQl2

Aug 20, 2015

RT @amzam: Exciting news today: new @knightfdn grant to support @propublica's crowdsourcing and engagement work!! bit.ly/1JsPQl2

Aug 20, 2015

We're powering up our crowdsourcing: new @knightfdn grant to help @propublica expand 'get involved' propublica.org/article/propub…

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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

a bit of this about that (via amzam)

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

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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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Sep 04, 2015

Ukrainian journalists drafted into the military have turned their social media into personal field diaries bit.ly/1ilI7t8

Sep 04, 2015

@robyntomlin you know it takes a lot to get us H-town folk up that way ;)

Sep 04, 2015

RT @markseibel: #Syria exodus: 'on flights from Beirut to Adana, attendants plead with passengers not to take the life jackets' nytimes.com/2015/09/05/wor…

Sep 04, 2015

"Where we go? We can't stay in the war, the president there will kill us." A Syrian family's 4-year journey: bbc.in/1Urr8qp

Sep 03, 2015

RT @AnupKaphle: Police in Munich had to ask public to stop bringing in donations for refugees after overwhelming show of support ind.pn/1LYqWKD


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