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Hello Fellow Fairy Tail Fans!! I AM GOING TO JAPAN TO WATCH FAIRY TAIL’S DRAGONS CRY! I will make sure to constantly update whats going on in japan with that news! ill take many pictures and post them in Tumblr. i will be in japan for a few days starting on April 20th and on my last day, i will watch the premier of the movie so ill be sure to post to you guys on updates! ill be looking forward to your feedback on things you wish to see!<3 MICHYPEACHY OUT!

Pope Francis just condemned the sinful practice of spreading fake news

  • The Pope just compared the media industry to coprophilia and coprophagia — the acts of loving and consuming feces — in an intense condemnation of fake news, scandal and smear tactics.
  • In an interview with the Belgian Catholic publication Tertio, Francis denounced fake news with ferocity.
  • Francis called disseminating lies “probably the greatest damage that the media can do,” according to Reuters, because “it directs opinion in only one direction and omits the other part of the truth.”
  • With colorful language, Francis also warned against the media’s focus on “scandals and nasty things.”
  • “I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into … the sickness of coprophilia,” said the Pope, referring to sexual arousal to human feces.
  • “And since people have a tendency toward the sickness of coprophagia” — that is, eating it — “a lot of damage can be done.” Read more

hemmogoblin  asked:

Advice for an aspiring journalist?

write every day. report every day.

every. single. day.

no matter whether the writing is for a professional newspaper or your journalism class or your personal blog (or Tumblr), and no matter if the reporting is you sitting down with your college president, or the nation’s president, or just reading a bulletin board flier and asking “what’s this?!” - writing and reporting are trades. the more you do them, the better you will be.

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Taron Egerton gives Young Reporters Ceyda and Ogo advice and tips on how to get into the film industry, oh and we find out who he’s sat next to for the awards..

What ‘The End of the Tour’ dramatizes—why it will be added to journalism professors’ curricula—is the seduction phase of the profile-writing process. It shows what a complicated encounter that can be, when the reporter’s effort to get inside the mind and heart of his subject is professionally motivated but also personally charged.
Michael Hastings's Advice to Aspiring Reporters

Michael Hastings died tragically young in a car crash in Los Angeles this week, he gave this advice to aspiring reporters during a Reddit AMA

1.) You basically have to be willing to devote your life to journalism if you want to break in. Treat it like it’s medical school or law school.

2.) When interviewing for a job, tell the editor how you love to report. How your passion is gathering information. Do not mention how you want to be a writer, use the word “prose,” or that deep down you have a sinking suspicion you are the next Norman Mailer.

3.) Be prepared to do a lot of things for free. This sucks, and it’s unfair, and it gives rich kids an edge. But it’s also the reality.

4.) When writing for a mass audience, put a fact in every sentence.

5.) Also, keep the stories simple and to the point, at least at first.

6.) You should have a blog and be following journalists you like on Twitter.

7.) If there’s a publication you want to work for or write for, cold call the editors and/or email them. This can work.

8) By the second sentence of a pitch, the entirety of the story should be explained. (In other words, if you can’t come up with a rough headline for your story idea, it’s going to be a challenge to get it published.)

9) Mainly you really have to love writing and reporting. Like it’s more important to you than anything else in your life–family, friends, social life, whatever.

10) Learn to embrace rejection as part of the gig. Keep writing/pitching/reading.

On an unbearably hot August afternoon last summer, I was walking along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., notebook in hand, when I ran into two good friends who were also on the clock, Joel Anderson of BuzzFeed and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. A few nights later, we got dinner with a couple of other black journos from D.C. We’d all known each other for years, and joked about how we rarely get together back home and here we were, eating wings at a gastropub in St. Louis. But this was a strange reunion: We weren’t gathered for a birthday, or happy hour, but because a young black man’s body had lain out for four hours on a sweltering street.

In the 12 months since, the national conversation about police brutality has reached a higher pitch than we could have imagined. We’ve all become part-time cops reporters and part-time criminal justice reporters. We’ve interviewed weeping family members, scrutinized dash cam footage and witnesses’ YouTube uploads, and wrestled with the long-term political implications of what this moment might mean. At this point, I’m probably approaching 30,000 words on the subject of race and policing. It’s everything you want in a story — consequential, evolving, complicated. This work will matter in a way that so many other stories don’t or won’t.

But this beat has also been distressing and unrelenting.  I’ve come uncomfortably close to handing in my resignation, asking to cover anything but this. I can’t even remember which case or video got me to that point, but I just didn’t want to do it anymore. Over the past month, I’ve talked to a dozen other black reporters who’ve covered race and policing since Michael Brown’s death — or even further back, since Oscar Grant or Ramarley Graham — and it’s been a relief to learn that I’m not the only one.

How Black Reporters Report On Black Death

Photo credit: Courtesy of Trymaine Lee, Wesley Lowery, Gene Demby and Yamiche Alcindor
Caption: Scenes from Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014, captured by some of the reporters I spoke to for this story.

‘It Is Terrible and Scary, Aleppo Has Become a Horror City’

An Interview With Gnaid, Syrian Media Activist

By Joshka Wessels

“Aleppo is alive and will not die!”

This is what video journalist Gnaid wrote on Facebook when he announced the birth of his little daughter, his second child, on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Gnaid works for the media activist group Aleppo Today providing daily news and also works together with Aleppo Media Center (AMC) in eastern Aleppo city in Syria. He has intermittent internet connection via satellite and is only able to communicate with Global Voices that way. He lives with his wife, his young son, his newborn daughter and two of his relatives.

Both children were born and are growing up under siege. Earlier last week, Gnaid told Global Voices in a series of communications that the Syrian regime’s forces were only a couple of kilometers from his house and that panic has taken over the civilians and the media professionals who are still in eastern Aleppo.

At the time of writing, forces that support President Bashar al-Assad are reported to control most of East Aleppo, having made quick advancements in recent days under the cover of Russian bombardment and the large support of Iranian-backed militias. Since 2012, the city has been divided between rebel-held East Aleppo and regime-held West Aleppo. The first barrel bombs to have been dropped by the regime over Aleppo were in December 2013 and since then, many forms of weapons have been used, from chemical weapons to cluster bombs, leaving the eastern part of the city in complete ruins. A brutal siege was then imposed by the regime in July 2016 as it declared its intentions to retake eastern Aleppo within months.

When Gnaid and his family assessed the possibilities of leaving eastern Aleppo, they found many obstacles. Going to neighboring Turkey is difficult, and areas of Syria that are held by the regime are dangerous for media activists who fear arrest, torture or even death. Gnaid remarked that only if he surrendered and held a portrait of Assad he might survive, but his pride and dignity would not allow it. It is too humiliating for him, he told Global Voices. So Gnaid and his family decided to stay in eastern Aleppo and continue.

“Tonight, the bombings are very heavy” Gnaid said on Wednesday, December 7. “It is terrible and scary, Aleppo has become a horror city.” He accused the international community of having “a lack of humanity”:

My wife and I don’t have passports. We cannot travel, but we could keep ourselves alive here in Aleppo, even during the siege. There has to be a solution now. It’s our right to live in dignity and freedom, just like all people in this world. But unfortunately our voice is not heard over the sound of the weapons! An enormous number of people have lost their houses and are driven away by the violence and the bombs. Maybe our neighborhood will return to the regime. But we will hold on to our land! The shame is on the United Nations and all international organizations who could rescue the wounded but simply refuse to do so!

Gnaid then sent another message:

The situation is terribly difficult. I don’t know what to say. I am looking at the people. I do not want to leave. I do not want to leave Aleppo. I am tired and utterly exhausted. But there is nothing else to do for me than to stay. This is my land. There is nothing else for me than Aleppo. I don’t know what to do anymore. It’s in God’s hands.

Finally, on Thursday, December 8, Gnaid sent what he thought would be his last message.

Half an hour ago the fighting started here. There is an enormous panic. Especially with the children. It is very very difficult now. There are rocket attacks by the Syrian Army. Soon there will be a battle now.

Fortunately, he managed to send a short audio note to Global Voices on the morning of Tuesday, December 13, saying:

We are okay thankfully. We’re still waiting to see what’s going to happen to us.

Meanwhile, his colleagues at the Aleppo Media Center uploaded a 360-degree video to show the wide-spread destruction of the area of Al Shaer neighborhood in eastern Aleppo.

For Gnaid and his family, the international community is doing nothing to stop the bloodshed. The only hope now, he says, is that he and his family can get out safely to the remaining opposition-held areas, hoping that the warplanes don’t follow the people there eventually.

Photo: Gnaid, center, with his newborn daughter and family. Used with permission.

HOW TO REPORT REPOSTS:

After 10 minutes of running around like my head cut off trying to figure out where to report stolen posts, I figured it about. Like, they really should make it easier. 

Go to tumblr.com/abuse 

A white screen should pop up on the right side, and it will start asking you these questions. 

So, these are the steps that I’ve taken to report reposts.

Excuse the white gaps between pictures, I forgot to crop them out. 

1. I clicked on Misuse of your identity or work

2. I clicked the first one, Misattribution or non-attribution, which means that the person has copied my image and reposted on their blog with or without source, but also without your permission. 

Copyright Infringement would mean they would have taken off my water mark and claim the work as their own. Trademark infringement would mean they have stolen and claimed a TM’d work (like a logo to a small company or business), and said it was theirs. Confusion and Impersonation is obvious, it’s if someone is pretending to be you, or someone famous, or cat fishing. 


3. If it’s not your work that’s being reposted, and you click no, it won’t let you fill in the rest. The original poster needs to fill this out, in which case you simply notify the OP of the repost, so they can report it themselves. 

4. If your post is outside of tumblr, click the bottom one. I clicked the top one, obviously. 

5. Then you simply fill this out. Get the original link to your post, put it at the first one, (and you can add multiple if there was more than one), and then link to the repost after (again, you can add multiple if there are more than one). 

Add a little blurb about yourself, and then your email. 

Tumblr says the process may take a couple of days to go through, so be patient. You can send in the report again if you haven’t heard anything from them in like 2 weeks or more. But don’t spam them, because it clogs up their systems. 

The narrative that Ireland presents internationally is that of the cute survivor of British colonisation. The reality is that the abused turned abuser a long time ago. Dissent is not welcome.

A polite way to describe Ireland is as a developing culture. Irish business leaders hate that. In fact, Ireland’s economic and social problems are similar.

The economy has been built on cronyism, group-think, the double talk of absurdly low corporate tax rates and light touch regulation, the cult of the leader, an over reliance on “strong” international forces. These were the factors that caused the Celtic Tiger to collapse.

This has had consequences for all. It’s the same for the system of shame and sexual repression. The impact has not been restricted to its most obvious victims.

Ireland is not just a bad place to be a woman or an immigrant, it’s a bad place to be in any way “different.” As a result, sadly, it’s a bad place to be anyone at all.