Monthly Archives: August 2014

Deadliners Digest: 8/26/2014

STORIES AND MORE
For many Texans, miracle economy doesn’t apply
Alexa Ura, Corrie MacLaggan
Texas Tribune

Increasing child abuse/neglect cases strain courts
Beth Cortez-Neavel
Austin Monitor

Lawmakers hear proposals for confronting man-made quakes
Mose Buchele
KUT Austin

How far does $100 go in Texas? A heck of a lot farther than in New York or California
Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

Playmaker Preview: The 2014 Texas A&M Aggies
Javi Perez
Playmaker Online

Have you ever been ‘sleep drunk?’
Christine Slusser
Austin American-Statesman

National magazines have eyes on Austin food
Virginia B. WoodReporter
Austin Chronicle

Eye on Texas: Spike Johnson photographs Houston’s homeless veterans
Spike Johnson
Texas Observer

EVENTS
Roger Stone: “Nixon’s Secret’s The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth About the President, Watergate and the Pardon”
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
BookPeople

Lawrence Wright: “Thirteen Days in September”
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
BookPeople

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Accounting assistant
Austin Chronicle
Austin

Managing editor
Aransas Pass Progress
Aransas Pass

Copy editor/page designer
Longview News-Journal
Longview

Reporter
Longview News-Journal
Longview

Deadliners Digest: 8/21/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Reddit’s Ferguson community is part of a massive white supremacist network
Daily Dot
Aaron Sankin

Old-school pitmasters tell us how the BBQ industry has changed
Dan Gentile
Thrillist

The U.S. government must leave no stone stone unturned to locate Austin Tice (missing in Syria since August 2012)
Editorial board
Houston Chronicle

Texas journalists urge national press to take Perry case more seriously
Joe Strupp
Media Matters for America

McRaven confirmed as new UT system chancellor
Paul J. Weber
Associated Press

Willie Nelson is showing off card tricks on his YouTube channel now
Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

What the pundits don’t get about the Rick Perry indictment
Forrest Wilder
Texas Observer

Texas director scores: Thomas Carter might have his biggest success yet with “When the Game Stands Tall”
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

Glitches threaten ACA coverage for immigrants
Alexa Ura
Texas Tribune

Will Austin issue its own official ID card?
Tony Cantu
Austin Chronicle

Javi Perez started a good thread on the Facebook group about the best app for recording interviews via cell phone. Commenters answered with TapeACall.

The Texas Observer has made its vast archives searchable online going all the way back to the 1960s.

EVENTS
Austin Museum Day
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2014
Various locations

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Reporter
The How
Open locations

Morning editor
Daily Dot
Open location

Evening editor
Daily Dot
Open location

Data visualization/interactive designer
Dallas Morning News
Dallas

Photo editor/videographer
Killeen Daily Herald
Killeen

Deputy design editor
GateHouse Media
Austin

Deadliners Digest: 8/13/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Humility, humor, tenacity hallmarks of new UT chancellor
Lauren McGaughy
Houston Chronicle

‘This is our home’
Melissa del Bosque
Texas Observer

Federal auditors blame state agency for poor oversight of dental bills
Eric Dexheimer
Austin American-Statesman

Portland light rail’s mixed track record
Austin American-Statesman
Ben Wear and Kelly West

Dallas City Council bolsters transparency on misspent HUD money
Tom Benning
Dallas Morning News

Ukraine’s army slogs through the merciless Donbass
Robert Beckhusen
Medium

The border is not a battlefield
Eric Benson
New Republic

Meet two comedians-turned-record-label owners
Hannah Smothers
Austin Monthly

‘We’re back!’: South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse, Highball announce reopening date
Staff
KVUE

County tavern raided in illegal gambling investigation
Olivia Messer
Waco Tribune

How to cover the Robin Williams story responsibly (H/T Beth Cortez-Neavel).

The Deadliners Twitter account is quickly picking up new followers. Don’t be left out. @DeadlinersATX

EVENTS
Austin Museum Day
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2014
Various locations

Hampton Sides speak on his book “The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette”
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
BookPeople

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Sports reporter
McAllen Monitor
Monitor

Page-one designer
Galveston County Daily News
Galveston

Reporter
Fort Stockton Pioneer
Fort Stockton

Deadliners Digest: 8/5/2014

STORIES AND MORE
HB 2 trial begins: Abortion providers argue for health, safety of women
Mary Tuma
Austin Chronicle

Texas Hospitals Explorer
Becca Aaronson, et al
Texas Tribune

A case reopened: Woman charged with arson in 2010 Austin apartment fire
Katie Paschall
KVUE

Sin-Sational! How Robert Rodriguez’s bang-up team at Troublemaker Studios turned Frank Miller’s graphic novel A Dame to Kill For into a 3-D cinematic feast for the eyes
Sarah Thurmond
Austin Monthly

Travis County approves Charles Schwab incentives
Laylan Copelin
Austin American-Statesman

The gun-rental loophole
Matt Valentine
Politico

Q & A with author Michael Deibert
Molly Molloy
Frontera List

A new writing center at UT will help journalists improve their ledes and nut grafs.

EVENTS
Teen Nerd Night
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Wells Branch Community Library

Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter discussing “The Nixon Tapes”
Wednesday, Aug. 13
BookPeople

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Grants for photojournalists
National Press Photographers Association
Open locations

Correspondent
Associated Press
San Antonio

Milam County reporter
Temple Daily Telegram
Cameron

Assigning editor
Austin American-Statesman
Austin