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The Deadliners Guide for Central Texas Journalists

This guide was published in December 2015, brought to you by Deadliners ATX and edited by GW Schulz. You can view it here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RIalvbG6GoVAkS9Io9XkT673kIZWYKNZSPebtDfFX9Y/edit?ts=561c17c0#

 

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Deadliners & The Texas Observer present…

A Night With Roads & Kingdoms co-founder Nathan Thornburgh

Wednesday, March 16

at 6:30 PM

York Rite Masonic Temple 2nd Floor 311 W. 7th Street Austin, TX 78701

Nathan Thornburgh is Chief Editor/Publisher of Roads & Kingdoms, a New York and Barcelona–based magazine of food, politics, travel and culture that’s equally at home reporting on coups and corruption as it is the bounties of Singaporean street food.
Free entry. Open to all.
……….

Deadliners: Holiday Edition, December 16th, 2015.

When: Wednesday, December 16th, 6.30pm
Where: Micheladas, 333 E. 2nd St., ATX.
Join us on December 16th at Micheladas downtown (next to the Convention Center) for a screening of GW Schulz and the Center for Investigative Reporting’s film The Dead Unknown (details below) plus a short Q&A with George afterward.
We’ll also be toasting the publication of the new Deadliners manual of tips, tricks, and contacts for Central Texas journalists, compiled by GW.
Please indicate whether you’ll be coming to this event as we need to let Micheladas know numbers ahead of time – via email, or at the Facebook event link below. Thanks… Alex.
The Dead Unknown
“There are at least 80,000 reported missing people on any given day in the United States. At the same time, there are more than 10,000 unidentified bodies in morgues and cemeteries across the country. The difficulty of connecting the missing with these John and Jane Does leaves many families in the dark about the fate of their loved ones. The U.S. Justice Department calls it “the nation’s silent mass disaster.” This is the story of the unknown dead.”

Deadliners Digest: 11/2/2014 (Election Edition)

STORIES AND MORE
Border Patrol makes many arrests deep in the heart of Texas
Jeremy Schwartz
Austin American-Statesman

Austin City Council and mayoral candidate search
Staff
Austin American-Statesman

Which City Council district should you live in?
Christian McDonald
Austin American-Statesman

The Shale Life: How an explosion in oil and gas production is changing lives and fortunes across Texas
Staff
Texas Tribune

Beyond wins and losses, what will Tuesday say about Texas politics?
Aman Batheja
Texas Tribune

Chronicle endorsements
Chronicle editorial board
Austin Chronicle

Just how super is your PAC? ‘Outside money’ hits Austin and the reverberations begin
Michael King
Austin Chronicle

Smart meters, fluoride and guns — things Laura Pressley doesn’t want to talk about
Jo Clifton
Austin Chronicle

The once and future Jewish exorcists
Asher Elbein
Tablet

Updated: New melanoma drug shows promise in trial, but questions about effectiveness remain
Jon Fortenbury
Forbes

How Greg Abbot ‘criminalized’ voter registration in Houston
Forrest Wilder
Texas Observer

A shooting on Spring Grove Avenue
Skip Hollandsworth
Texas Monthly

Students, beware of ‘breast perception studies’
Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

A cheat sheet for Tuesday’s election
Staff
Austin Monthly

  • Ahead of election day, go here for the latest fact-checking from PolitiFact Texas.
  • Check out part two of Deadliner Sarah Rodriguez Pratt’s ongoing trilogy of books.

EVENTS
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2-3:30 pm
Austin Library — Little Walnut Creek Branch

The Legacy of Gone With the Wind
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6 pm
Cactus Cafe

Rebecca Solnit
Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 pm
Harry Ransom Center

Walter Isaacson
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 12:30 pm
BookPeople

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Digital, visual journalist
Houston Chronicle
Houston

Paginator
Granite Publications
Taylor

Reporter
The Kaufman Herald
Kaufman

Editor
Fort Bend Herald
Rosenberg

Reporter
Cleburne Times-Review
Cleburne

Deadliners Digest: 10/24/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Texas chief toxicologist says stay indoors to avoid ozone pollution
Priscila Mosqueda
Vice News

Study suggests link between air pollution exposure and autism
Jon Fortenbury
Forbes Health

BuzzFeed doesn’t need ‘trust’ to win the Internet
Aaron Sankin
Daily Dot

She tweeted against the Mexican cartels. They tweeted her murder.
Jason McGahan
Daily Beast

NFL not sharing profits with former players
Javi Perez
Playmaker Online

5 Virginia police agencies quietly stockpile private phone records
G.W. Schulz
Center for Investigative Reporting/Wired

A gay city council member in a Tea Party stronghold is building an LGBT community from the ground up
John Wright
Texas Observer

Charles Gilbert joined the Texas Border Volunteers to ‘kick some ass,’ but the group’s tactics forced him to do some soul-searching
Forrest Wilder
Texas Observer

UT’s football program is the most profitable in the country. By a lot.
Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

What are the best Texas books ever written? Here’s my list — now let the sparks fly.
John Phillip Santos
Texas Monthly

The guilty and the innocent: The case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power
Pamela Colloff
Texas Monthly

DPS claims success in border surge, but questions remain over numbers
Jeremy Schwartz
Austin American-Statesman

Austin Monitor radio show 21 with Michael King
Michael Kanin
Austin Monitor

Behind the music: 40 years of Austin City Limits
Erin Quinn-Kong
Austin Monthly

Ebola task force director: ‘This is the new normal’
Reeve Hamilton
Texas Tribune

Are Uber and Lyft doing enough to keep criminals from behind the wheel?
Taylor Prewitt
Vice News

EVENTS 
Texas Book Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, all day
State Capitol

Tyler Florence: Inside the Test Kitchen
Sunday, Nov. 9, 4 pm
BookPeople

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Legislative fellowships
Texas Observer
Austin

Radio producers
KUT (for their new program, Texas Standard)
Austin

Copy editor
Dallas Observer
Dallas

Editor
The Facts
Clute

Editor
COMPRESSORtech
Houston

Deadliners Digest: 10/13/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Protests mount in Mexico over missing students
Jason McGahan
Texas Observer

Live Nation is in talks to buy Austin’s C3 Presents
Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

Three gripping tales of survival (in the wilds of Texas)
Matt Bondurant
Texas Monthly

Perry lawyer: Governor will appear in court Oct. 31
Tony Plohetski
Austin American-Statesman

Comptroller candidate tries to ride tractor, wrangle cows in new ad
Lauren McGaughy
Houston Chronicle

Workplace injury data by race goes uncollected in Texas
Jay Root
Texas Tribune

PolitiFact: Islamic State has crossed our border? Not true
Dylan Baddour and W. Gardner Selby
Austin American-Statesman

Channel Changers: Meet seven people turning Austin into TV land
Kimya Kavehkar and Sarah Thurmond
Austin Monthly

Drug slowed progression of Parkinson’s disease in new study
Jon Fortenbury
Forbes Health

Five acts that would rock the Super Bowl better than Katy Perry
Kandace Lytle
Playmaker Online

APD communications hard-pressed to handle calls
Alex Dropkin
Austin Monitor

Austin residents to decide on $1 billion rail, road plan
Amy Denney
Community Impact

EVENTS
Texas Teen Book Festival
Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
St. Edwards University

ONA Austin and Hacks/Hackers meetup with Stacie Chan of Google News
Monday, Oct. 20, 7 pm
Austin American-Statesman

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Editor in chief
Texas Observer
Austin

Education reporter, copy editors
Odessa American
Odessa

Designer/News editor
Palestine Herald-Press
Palestine

Deadliners Digest: 9/20/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Hannah Overton’s capital murder conviction is overturned — and now the Nueces County DA must decide whether to retry her
Pamela Colloff
Texas Monthly

Observer Radio episode 76: The battle over social studies textbooks
Jonathan McNamara
Texas Observer

The militia next door: At Camp Lonestar, a group of armed volunteers seeks to ‘push back the illegals’
Melissa del Bosque
Texas Observer

Texas woman denied driver’s license over same-sex marriage
John Wright
Texas Observer

Weeks after Davis revelation, Dukes says she had an abortion
Alexa Ura
Texas Tribune

Davis intends to use executive action, veto power if elected
Aman Batheja
Texas Tribune

It will take an insane amount of rain before the highland lakes recover
Terrence Henry
KUT News

Fire chief has daughters, future son-in-law on taxpayer-funded payroll
Tony Plohetski
Austin American-Statesman

Officer involved in the shooting of Caraway shot and killed Jesse Owens in 2003
Chase Hoffberger
Austin Chronicle

Austin’s top physicians, as selected by their peers
Multiple
Austin Monthly

Top five moments of the David Ash era
Javi Perez
Playmaker Online

The Navy’s cutest planes are flying research missions
Robert Beckhusen
Medium

EVENTS

The Power of His Camera: Spider Martin and the Civil Rights Movement
April 8 to Dec. 19, 2014
Briscoe Center for American History

Mayor’s Book Club: Reading from author Elizabeth Crook
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 pm
Faulk Central Library

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Editor in chief
San Antonio Current
San Antonio

States and municipalities reporter
Bloomberg
Austin

Copy chief
Cowboys & Indians Magazine
Dallas

Audience development director
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio

Deadliners Digest: 9/14/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Forward motion: Charlie Strong and Texas football’s long journey out of segregation
Jessica Luther
Texas Observer

State stumbles forward with foster care privatization
Beth Cortez-Neavel
Texas Observer

Did he need killing? (On a Border Patrol killing in Texas)
Andrew Becker (with contributions from G.W. Schulz)
Center for Investigative Reporting

A new cancer drug worked in over 25% of patients. What does that mean?
Jon Fortenbury
Forbes

You’re not an awful person if you support the NFL
Javi Perez
Playmaker Online

Texas reporters fight for access, public records
Michelle Garcia
Columbia Journalism Review

Analysis: New think tank taking a DIY approach
Ross Ramsey
Texas Tribune

Penn Jillette and ‘Wizard Wars’ magicians explain how magic works and why it’s still relevant 
Dan Solomon
Fast Company Create

101 sure signs that Summer Anne Burton is from Texas
Bobby Finger
Texas Montly

EVENTS
Tracey Laird on the history of Austin City Limits
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
BookPeople

Walter Mosley
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
BookPeople

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Freelance art director
Texas Observer
Austin

Designers
GateHouse Media
Austin

Deadliners Digest: 9/3/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Interactive: Explore Rick Perry’s vetoes
Christian McDonald and J. David McSwane
Austin American-Statesman

Judge rules school finance system unconstitutional
Lauren McGaughy
Houston Chronicle

What I learned about Kim Kardashian from playing her new iPhone game
Taylor Prewitt
Thelma

The Navajo kindergartner from West Texas who was sent home on his first day of school for long hair is back in class
Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

How the border crisis became inspiration for a television show
Andy Langer
Texas Monthly

Houston cops always justified in shootings. Always.
Emily DePrang
Texas Observer

Report: Texas loses bid for Tesla ‘gigafactory’
Jim Malewitz
Texas Tribune

James Rolfe and Kevin Finn from Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
Javi Perez
Playmaker Online

Has the ice bucket challenge changed healthcare fundraising forever?
Jon Fortenbury
Forbes

EVENTS
Bob Woodward on the president and the press
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Belo Center for New Media auditorium

Panel featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Belo Center for New Media

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Editorial internships
Texas Observer
Austin

Event marketing manager
Austin Way
Austin

News editor
Austin Chronicle
Austin

Photographer
Dallas Morning News
Dallas

Photo editor
Dallas Morning News
Dallas