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Director, Media Innovation — Fusion
Covers:  politics, mobile technology, activism, technology, hackers, social justice issues, media freedom, consumer technology

Dir. of Media Innovation, Journalist @ThisIsFusion covering conflict, crisis, and security, http://Tagg.ly Co-Founder| Tim.pool@Fusion.net |

Tim Pool's Biography

Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His live coverage has been featured by outlets such as NBC, Reuters, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera English.

Pool engages viewers as participants by combining first hand reporting and commentary via live video stream and chat, allowing the viewing public to join in the action by directly asking questions, which ...

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California suburb rocked by four nights of violent clashes over police shootings | The Observers

California suburb rocked by four nights of violent clashes over police shootings | The Observers

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first and current position is with VICE as a Producer and Host

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes what I do possible!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Whenever, about whatever. I'm here to learn and listen.

Salton Sea drying up threatens wildlife, people with death

fusion.net — Saving the Salton Sea is not high on the list of California's priorities. For one thing, the manmade lake should never have existed in the first place: In 1905, the Colorado River gushed into the desert, transforming a large, barren depression into a self-contained lake.

These citizen journalists in Rio's poorest areas are fighting police brutality with smartphones

fusion.net — Papo Reto, Portuguese for "Straight Talk", formed as a citizens' journalist collective in 2010 in response to government efforts to rid Complexo do Alemão - one of Rio de Janeiro's largest favelas -of the drug-trafficking gang Comando Vermelho. We met the group in April as it celebrated a bittersweet victory.

Can this technology end California's water crisis?

fusion.net — California is about to complete the largest water desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. It can't come online soon enough: the state's four-year drought continues to plow forward, and water conservation initiatives are falling short of state goals.

Gang member speaks out about Baltimore violence: 'Nothing to do with gangs'

fusion.net — This week, as violent protests gripped the city over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department put out a " credible threat" report saying that several gangs in the area had united to "take out" law-enforcement officials. But gang members themselves have denied that claim, saying instead that rival gangs have come together to stop the violence.

Video: Baltimore protesters defy curfew, stand off with police

fusion.net — Hundreds of protesters in Baltimore defied a citywide curfew which went into effect at 10 p.m. last night, following a night of looting and burning the night before. The death of Freddie Gray, who sustained spinal injuries while in police custody, has sparked unrest in the city, just 40 minutes away from the nation's capitol.

‘They’re firing nonstop’: Chilling video of a Baltimore standoff

fusion.net — Baltimore descended into chaos Monday night, as people the city's mayor referred to as "thugs" looted stores and clashed with police in the streets. The tensions between citizens and police bubbled over two weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from spinal injuries suffered while in police custody.

Company says governments are deploying weaponized drones for crowd control

fusion.net — The Indian city of Lucknow made headlines last week by announcing its intention to weaponize drones for use against protesters. But a South African company called Desert Wolf says that it has already sold weaponized multi-rotor drones to governments around the world, as well as an international mining house, for crowd control purposes.

Governments are using sock puppets to manipulate you

fusion.net — Negative comments on your social-media posts might just be the work of standard Internet trolls. But it could actually be a bit more sinister. An article recently published by The Guardian details the Russian troll house, a government agency that hires people to post pro-Russian and anti-Western blogs and comments.

The policing of black bodies: Racial profiling for profit and the killing of Ferguson's Mike Brown

fusion.net — More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, the youth-led protests in Ferguson continue to fuel a national movement against police brutality. "Part of the struggle for us in Ferguson is to break a four-hundred-year belief that black people are not human," says St.

The real story on how #blacklivesmatter started. Watch Fusion's new documentary.

fusion.net — More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, Ferguson is still angry. "Part of the struggle for us in Ferguson is to break a four-hundred-year belief that black people are not human," says Ferguson resident Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou.
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Jun 29, 2015

California's Salton Sea is shrinking and that could mean death for fish, wildlife — and people fusion.net/video/157533/o…

Jun 29, 2015

VIDEO: California's shrinking Salton Sea is an impending environmental disaster and the drought only makes it worse. youtube.com/watch?v=OmDYC3…

Jun 29, 2015

The Shrinking Sea: California's impending environmental disaster.: youtu.be/OmDYC3MpwH8?a via @YouTube

Jun 29, 2015

Most media today is made to elicit emotional reactions instead of educating and informing you.

Jun 28, 2015

#SpaceX contingency press conference will be no earlier than 12:30

Jun 28, 2015

BREAKING: reports coming in that #SpaceX rocket has exploded after lift off.

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