Basically, your weekly weekend reading:
• Japan’s elections and the challenges that’ll need to be addressed. (Fair Observer)
When I finally decided on journalism as a major, I knew that I wanted to be part of a group of people who could not only incite change within society, but to write about and photograph (in essence: educate people) the things in society people would rather ignore and pretend didn’t exist. It’s idealist, I know, and it’s not like your J-school professors teach you how to be an “agent of change”, but events like Friday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., while tragic, is what gives me pause and reminds me why I chose to go into journalism.
I’m not a staff reporter (yet), but just in contributing to making sure we find the most correct and updated information about the shootings was enough of an act on my part, to bring that story to the forefront.
Your weekend literature:
• Researchers estimate that 1 in 5 low-income American households has been living in deep poverty which includes about 2.8 million children. (Mother Jones/Economic Hardship Reporting Project)
Originally posted on my bike blog.
Came across this TEDxZurich talk on Urbanophile, in which Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize talks about designing versus engineering bicycle culture in cities.
Bullying is nothing new, and while many states have provisions that address bullying and prevention, North Carolina is the first state to criminalize cyberbullying of teacher and school employees by students.
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