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

Deadliners Digest: 7/30/2014

STORIES AND MORE
King Ranch at the heart of a Texas-sized political scandal in Florida
Christopher Hooks
Texas Observer

Jim Allison’s pioneering spirit is pure Texan — and his cancer drug is a global breakthrough
Jenny Blair
Alcalde

Honey, I shrunk the windmills! To the size of an ant
Lauren Silverman
Kera News

The brief: No law enforcement request for Guard activation
John Reynolds
Texas Tribune

Man arrested after allegedly firing gun in dispute
Olivia Messer
Waco Tribune

Why are dozens of Sikh refugees being detained in an El Paso immigration facility, months after they could have been paroled?
Sonia Smith
Texas Monthly

Greg Abbott: Heterosexual marriage better for Texas
Chuck Lindell
Austin American-Statesman

EVENTS
Edan Lepucki, author of “California”
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
BookPeople

Sound & Cinema screening The Pink Panther
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Long Center

JOB LEADS AND MORE
News apps designer/developer
Investigative New Network
Will consider remote applicants

Crime reporter
San Angelo LIVE!
San Angelo

Online editor
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Midland

Deadliners Digest: 7/28/2014

STORIES AND MORE
How military guns make the civilian market
Matt Valentine
The Atlantic

Your health! My pursuit! China’s hospital ship propaganda posters
Robert Beckhusen
Medium

Future of state economic incentive programs up for debate
Lauren McGaughy
Houston Chronicle

Does it matter how a condemned man dies?
Alex Hannaford
GQ British

When it’s time for senior care, search our database for help
Beth Cortez-Neavel
Austin American-Statesman

The Department of Homeland Security needs its own Edward Snowden
Aaron Sankin
Daily Dot

EVENTS
Learn how to analyze and visualize data using Tableau Public
Monday, July 28, 2014
Austin American-Statesman

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Reporter who loves data
Center for Investigative Reporting
California

Investigative reporters
Center for Investigative Reporting
California

Freelance reporters
Austin Monitor
Austin

Deadliners Digest: 4/3/2014

STORIES AND MORE
Disarmed: How cities are losing the power to regulate guns
Matt Valentine
The Atlantic

Prison guard union calls on Texas to curtail solitary confinement on death row
Alex Hannaford
Texas Observer

How much Dogecoin would it take to actually go to the moon?
Aaron Sankin
The Daily Dot

Why you can’t judge the Spurs at 50
Javi Perez
Playmaker Magazine

The God-awful military record of the Texas Republic
Robert Beckhusen
War is Boring

Amazon drives Seattle office market surge
Kristina Shevory
New York Times

Steven Van Zandt tells the story of ‘Sun City’ and fighting apartheid in South Africa
Dan Solomon
Fast Company

Opponents of Pennsylvania adoption bill make strange bedfellows
Andrea Grimes
RH Reality Check

No fear of flying
Abby Rapoport
The American Prospect

Interactive: Cost per vote for 2014 Texas primary candidates
Ryan Murphy and Travis Swicegood
Texas Tribune

Baylor student injured in auto-ped crash near campus
Olivia Messer
Waco Tribune-Herald

Multimedia: Gun Ownership Project
Erika Rich
Erikarichmultimediajournalist.virb.com

Cartoon: The NRA interviews surgeon general candidates
Jen Sorensen
http://www.jensorensen.com

Denton residents propose fracking ban
Priscila Mosqueda
Texas Observer

Capitol Tonight: Taking a closer look at Texas enrollment numbers
Aaron Franco
Time Warner Cable News

The Good Eye – Old Bohemia
Amy Gentry
Austin Chronicle

Schools on their own to avoid double-testing math
Morgan Smith
Texas Tribune

Newsreel: UT regents, don’t known Dan, ACA deadline
Justin Dehn
Texas Tribune

Sneak a peek at Preservation Austin’s mid-century modern homes tour
Katie Friel
CultureMap

Observer Radio Episode 51: An East Texas family searches for justice
Jonathan McNamara
Texas Observer

EPA, Texas reach deal on clean air plan
Terry Wallace
Associated Press

Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth mayors back bullet train
Aman Batheja
Texas Tribune

Grand outside, hollow within: UT keeps Tower nearly half-empty because of safety concerns
Bobby Blanchard
Daily Texan

Record review: Ringworm
Andy O’Connor
http://www.pitchfork.com

This is all you need to know about SXSW Interactive’s keynotes
Andrea Valdez
Texas Monthly

Does Austin have a drinking problem?
Christian McDonald
Austin American-Statesman

When puppies go to prison, they stay good for life
Sonia Smith
Texas Monthly

Mary Miller’s novel “The Last Days of California” was published earlier this year.

Statesman data reporting intern Beth Cortez-Neavel is looking for Austin residents who applied for the LeadSmart program and didn’t qualify.

Local writer Dale Bridges has an Indiegogo campaign underway for help marketing his short-story collection, JUSTICE, INC.

Check out the new Project Word for help getting your work published and aired.

EVENTS
Hacking News Leadership
May 3-4
Austin’s Belo Center for New Media

Arianna Huffington
Friday, April 11, 3 pm
Book People

International Symposium on Online Journalism
April 4-5
Blanton Museum of Art

The National Security Agency at the Crossroads
April 3-4
Austin’s Strauss Center

JOB LEADS AND MORE
Intern
Brown Books Publishing Group
Dallas

Assistant editor
Bayou City Magazine
Houston

Technical writer
Bazaarvoice
Austin

Senior content writer
Rackspace
Austin

General manager
Community Impact Newspaper
Austin

Investigative reporter
Newspaper Tree
El Paso

Business and data reporter
San Angelo Standard-Times
San Angeleo

News app developer
Texas Tribune
Austin

Editor
House Research Organization
Austin

February Deadliners Drinks

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Jan 28th: Trauma Journalism panel

Jan, 28: At the North Door in Austin, Texas, Alex Hannaford talks to Cecilia Ballí, Melissa del Bosque and Erin Trieb on trauma journalism, including best-practice guidelines, interview technique and self-care.

Cecilia Ballí has been a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly since 2000 and is a cultural anthropologist at the University of Texas here in Austin. She has written about the U.S.-Mexico border for years, especially around issues of violence and has published essays in Harper’s Magazine among others and is currently writing a book about the border fence and the historical drawing and redrawing of the U.S.-Mexico borderline. Cecilia is also a fellow of the Dart Center for journalism and trauma at Columbia University.

Melissa del Bosque joined The Texas Observer staff in 2008 and specializes in reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been published in publications including TIME magazine and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine, and she is about to embark on the prestigious Dart Fellowship for trauma journalism at Columbia University.

Erin Trieb is a photojournalist based in Austin and has shot for TIME, The New York Times, MSNBC.com, Newsweek, The Times in London and The Wall Street Journal among others. She’s currently pursuing a long-term documentary project on the social effects of post-war trauma on US military returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Her work has received international recognition and awards from World Press Photo and Pictures Of The Year International.

Alex Hannaford is a British-born freelance journalist living in Texas. He has written about the death penalty, crime, incarceration, religion and human interest issues for publications including the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times magazines, The Guardian, GQ and the Texas Observer. He has reported from West Africa, Hong Kong, and Guantanamo Bay. He worked as a feature writer and commissioning editor on the London Evening Standard before going freelance in 2003. Hannaford was a 2012 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow.