News & Features Editor: @DigBoston | Author of many books including '99 Nights with the 99%' | Founder: Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (@BINJreports)

Age of Rage | Books | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

cityweekly.net — In a time of questionable candidates and flame wars galore, Alexander Zaitchik has a new book that displays the disarray. A longform Jedi with roots in the alternative press, the author last surfaced between covers with Common Nonsense, a graphic look at "Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance" in the Tea Party era.

LONG ISLAND, LONGER STRUGGLE

digboston.com — It's a story that Bostonians need to remember. And that people who have moved here in the past two years should hear, however uncomfortable it makes us all. In October 2014, more than 700 people were ordered to evacuate the shelters and facilities on Long Island, a relative humble oasis that was home for many on the margins of society.

THE BOSTON GLOBE AND JOHN OLIVER: WHICH ONE IS FULL OF CRAP ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS?

digboston.com — As one of the few reporters in the Commonwealth who has sounded alarms about charter schools and their nefarious corporate boosters since Mitt Romney was governor, I thought the fight was over long ago, and that those who think that tycoons should run schools had won.

AGE OF RAGE: MASS NATIVE PENS DEEP, COLORFUL PORTRAIT OF TRUMP NATION

digboston.com — In a time of questionable candidates and flame wars galore, at least Alexander Zaitchik has a new book that displays the disarray. A longform Jedi with roots in the alternative press, the author last surfaced between covers with Common Nonsense , a graphic look at "Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance" in the Tea Party era.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT JOURNALISM LAST WEEK TONIGHT

medium.com — The media is a food chain which would fall apart without local newspapers. -John Oliver My email inbox nearly melted Sunday night. By Monday morning, I'd received more DMs on Twitter about John Oliver's assessment of the journalism business than I have on all other topics combined over the past month.

STATE OF THE POLICE STATE: FROM THE BPD TO THE ACA, IT’S A JAILER’S WORLD—WE JUST SQUIRM IN IT

digboston.com — Two standout crime-and-punishment stories hit Hub headlines last week. Separately, they're alarming. In tandem, the panoramic is even more frightening, a snapshot of the gap between the way that criminal justice reformers see things and the typical worldview of those who profit in or get a pass from the modern police state.

Wall Flowers: Waiting for Trump With Every Racist Aunt and Uncle in New England

cvindependent.com — There's a man with a dark complexion hocking "Bomb The Hell Out of ISIS" lapel pins. His heart's not really in it. The next vendor over from him isn't legitimately feeling the energy, either, his long hair and thick Boston accent a dead giveaway that he's a foreigner in Trump country.

THE RIPE STUFF: FRESH PRODUCE TURNS 10

digboston.com — Not unlike our city's subway but with better drinks and Technics decks, the Good Life in Downtown Crossing is an iconic equalizer, the rare place in our segregated Hub where several walks of life cross paths and even exchange spit and digits.

HOW TO START A GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT JOURNALISM INCUBATOR FROM SCRATCH

medium.com — In the interest of developing a blueprint before hollering about our model from the rooftops, in our first year, while initially tooling the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, I kept ( relatively) quiet about my team's experiments. Until recently.

BLACK AND BLUE: THE DUELING WAYS OF VIEWING COP BEHAVIOR IN BOSTON

digboston.com — Last week more than a thousand people rallied in the shadow of Boston Police Department headquarters. Under a banner reading, "MASS ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY," also the name of the group which organized the event , protesters harangued authorities for policies and attitudes that hurt communities of color.
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Aug 30, 2016

RT @JackE_Herald: Latest Unfiltered with "Listen, Liberal" author Thomas Frank, Pt. 1. We talk Hillary, Boston, and the modern Dem -  https://soundcloud.com/bostonherald/unfiltered-a-conversation-with-thomas-frank-part-one 

Aug 28, 2016

@RachelSlade1 Nice try, but you don't get how the traditionals are intentionally choked. And you don't seem to care about profiteering.

Aug 27, 2016

RT @prisonculture: A major citywide weekly has a cover story on abolishing the police... What a time to be alive... https://t.co/sY8Gdd7ZcR

Aug 26, 2016

Quit cable news cold turkey after last election. Had a few relapses, but more and more I realize it's among the best decisions I ever made.

Aug 26, 2016

Ah, the annual reminder that #Boston can't even afford basic school supplies for its students ...  http://ow.ly/beqN303BTAY 


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