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Assistant Managing Editor @ProPublica and co-founder @DocumentCloud. Also former NBA star, etc. eric.umansky@propublica.org

What ProPublica is Doing About Diversity

propublica.org — Like many news organizations around the country, ProPublica is working hard to increase the diversity of our workplace. That means creating and maintaining a newsroom that includes a broad array of social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Jul 31, 2015

RT @lenagroeger: Here’s what @ProPublica is doing about diversity (complete with charts & internal numbers). propublica.org/atpropublica/i… http:/…

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Biden’s Cozy Relations With Bank Industry

propublica.org — With Sen. Joe Biden joining the Democratic ticket, there's renewed scrutiny of Biden's connections to the credit card industry. Biden has been particularly cozy with MBNA, a financial services company from Delaware, and now a subsidiary of Bank of America. Over the past 20 years, MBNA has been Biden's single largest contributor.
Jun 29, 2015

The media's portrayal of Joe Biden as a great champion of blue-collar workers seems to be belied by these facts: propublica.org/article/bidens…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @davidsirota: The media's portrayal of Joe Biden as a great champion of blue-collar workers seems to be belied by these facts: propublica.org/article/bidens…

Why is Qaddafi still a colonel?

slate.com — Last week Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi announced that his country would disclose and destroy its chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons programs. That leaves Libya with one remaining mystery: Why is Qaddafi still just a colonel? Because, Qaddafi insists, in Libya's utopian society, the people rule, so he needs no...

Department of Pre-Crime

motherjones.com — When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in the summer of 2006 announcing the arrests of seven young men for plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower, he sounded defensive, his voice lingering a beat on each thing the men allegedly did. "Individuals here in America made plans to hurt Americans," he claimed.

Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture.

Dec 10, 2014

I would love to hear other doctor's thoughts--- Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture. storify.com/ericuman/atul-… via @ericuman

Dec 10, 2014

Read @Atul_Gawande's series of tweets on doctors aiding and abetting torture. Grim. bit.ly/1wxPl2z

Dec 10, 2014

RT @AnupKaphle: Read @Atul_Gawande's series of tweets on doctors aiding and abetting torture. Grim. bit.ly/1wxPl2z

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How American journalists covered torture after 9/11

cjr.org — Coverage of the brutal practice was played down in print and on airwaves Editors' note: Torture, and specifically the US government's use of it, is back in the news. The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release a much-anticipated report on the CIA's treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of 9/11, prompting President Obama to say, bluntly, "We tortured some folks."
Aug 08, 2014

RT @CJR: From the archives: How the media often failed to aggressively report on evidence of torture by the US after 9/11 buff.ly/1vmPN2P

Aug 09, 2014

Glad someone wrote this, too: How American journalists covered torture after 9/11 cjr.org/feature/failur… via @cjr

Aug 09, 2014

RT @CBSAndrew: Glad someone wrote this, too: How American journalists covered torture after 9/11 cjr.org/feature/failur… via @cjr

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CJR September/October 2006 - Failures of Imagination

web.archive.org — By Eric Umansky Carlotta Gall was curious. It was early December 2002, and Gall, the Afghanistan correspondent for The New York Times, had just seen a press release from the U.S. military announcing the death of a prisoner at its Bagram Air Base. Soon thereafter the military issued a second release about another detainee death at Bagram.
Aug 06, 2014

Seems relevant again: a piece I once wrote about how media was slow to cover torture web.archive.org/web/2006111015…

Conversation with @conor64 and @marcambinder

Jul 31, 2015

@gabrielroth thousands of bored parents on twitter tonight were worried about you.

Jul 30, 2015

And a new job: We're hiring a reporter to do great work on education: propublica.org/atpropublica/i…

Jul 30, 2015

Reminder to young journos of color: Apply to ProPublica's Emerging Reporters Program. Two days till deadline. propublica.org/atpropublica/i…

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