David Carr, interviewed by NPR Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, says this about his media colleague.
"I can remember when bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, about the time I was [thinking], ‘maybe we should do a blog post about this,’ I opened up the media blog I work on, and Brian Stelter, my colleague, already had 700 words up there,” he says. “It’s like I’m working through jello and he’s not. He’s in a different sort of universe.”
Washington Post Photo Editor Weighs In On Kitten Petting Police Officer
"When I was looking at the Tuesday wire service photographs from the Oakland City Hall grounds, the violent protest images were not in the mix because that confrontation had not yet occurred. The late-night, violent protest was in response to the Tuesday eviction by the Oakland police.
Even though the story, written later in the evening, included information about the arrests and tear gas, no news images had moved by our production deadline, probably because Oakland is on Pacific time—a three-hour difference.
The photograph was chosen because it was a visual “moment” in time showing a police officer doing something interesting—not just walking through tents and trash. The wire service images that moved overnight and this morning offer a much different look at last night’s protest.”
"Q: Why did you choose to keep the birther issue alive?
A: It’s a good issue to keep alive. You know, Donald [Trump] has got to have some fun. It’s fun to poke him a little bit and say “Hey, let’s see your grades and your birth certificate.” I don’t have a clue about where the president — and what this birth certificate says. But it’s also a great distraction. I’m not distracted by it.”
Rick Perry won’t become president in 2012, but he’s still the governor of a state in the U.S. This makes me cringe.
“Denied the ability to use technological amplification, protesters have set up what is now called “people power” or a “human mic” to disseminate information efficiently. When someone wants to say something, s/he hollers, “mic check?”, those who can hear her, respond, MIC CHECK and then repeat what she says in small segments in unison so that those farther away can hear her. At 1 Police Plaza there were three or four waves of this kind of collaboration. It’s really an incredible thing.”—
Rayya El Zein
Turnstyle reached out to an Occupy Wall Street protester who got arrested while demonstrating on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend. Rayya El Zein told us how she ended up in the 75th precinct in a 5 x 8 cell.
“For many immigrants, however, waiting seemed just too dangerous. By Monday afternoon, 123 students had withdrawn from the schools in this small town in the northern hills, leaving behind teary and confused classmates. Scores more were absent. Statewide, 1,988 Hispanic students were absent on Friday, about 5 percent of the entire Hispanic population of the school system.”—http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/us/after-ruling-hispanics-flee-an-alabama-town.html?_r=1&hp