Posts tagged “journalism”
October 23, 2013Wednesday, October 23rd @ 7pm Barnard Hall (James Room, 4th floor) @ Barnard College 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Join Daniella Gitlin, translator for Operation Massacre, alongside Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Max Weiss as part of the Bridge reading series for literary translation, hosted by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies.
Operation Massacre, by Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh, is a detailed account of the night of June 9th, 1956 when twelve men in a Buenos Aires suburb were arrested on suspicion of conspiring against the military government, and were taken to a garbage dump on the edge of the city and executed. Seven of the doomed men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories of that fateful night.
Daniella Gitlin is a writer, translator, and editor. She studied comparative literature at Princeton University and spent a year in Buenos Aires working with Poder Ciudadano, the local affiliate of Transparency International.
October 3, 2013With Daniella Gitlin and Michael Wood Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 6PM Labyrinth Books Princeton 122 Nassau St Princeton, NJ 08542 www.labyrinthbooks.com
Operation Massacre has long been considered a pioneering piece of true crime reportage in Latin America and is now available in English for the first time. Translator Daniella Gitlin and critic Michael Wood will be discussing the book’s importance in the history of Latin American literature, as well as its relevance today.
Rodolfo Walsh’s classic of investigative journalism is a detailed account of the night of June 9th, 1956, when about a dozen men in a Buenos Aires suburb were arrested on suspicion of conspiring against the military government, and taken to a garbage dump on the edge of the city to be executed. Walsh tracked down survivors of this execution and tells their stories and the aftermath of that fateful night.
Walsh went on to publish four versions of the book in Argentina starting in 1957 and worked tirelessly to seek justice for the men who were killed and to speak out against the military regimes that destroyed so many lives.
August 21, 2013
Jeff Bezos, billionaire and CEO of Amazon, is purchasing The Washington Post, a move that is garnering significant objection from concerned journalists and readers. All are wondering: “Has plutocracy finally overwhelmed our press?”
In a South Coast Today op-ed piece, Sam Pizzigati, author of The Rich Don’t Always Win, has an interesting answer. He says, in reality, “America’s most powerful newspapers have always been partial to the privileged.” Those bemoaning the loss of yet another “grand” journalistic family forget that it’s actually the Grahams that made anti-union sentiment and practice acceptable when they hired replacements for their striking workers in 1975.
Since then, the American labor movement has dwindled into near non-existence. In Amazon’s warehouses, for example, there is apparently no union representation whatsoever. Pizzigati reports:
“Exhausted after 12-hour shifts, [Amazon] employees regularly wait, unpaid and for nearly a half-hour at security checkpoints meant to detect pilfering…[They] take home about $24,300 a year…barely more than the official poverty line for a famly of four and far less than what Walmart pays.”
It’s this “take-no-prisoners” mentality that made Bezos so wealthy—wealthy enough to purchase The Washington Post.
December 2, 2010December 2, 2010, 7:00pm, Project Censored Director Mickey Huff will host the Empire, Power, and Propaganda Lecture Series: "The End of American Hegemony: Global Dominance and the Collapse of the Dollar." Huff will lead a discussion about the top censored story featured Censored 2011. Discussion participants will include Censored 2011 coauthor Dr. Peter Phillips, contributor and Media Freedom Foundation board member Dr. Elaine Wellin, and American Monetary Act advocate Jaime Walton. Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita Ave.) Berkeley, CA. Admission is on a sliding scale.
October 4, 2010October 4, 2010, time TBA, Project Censored will be welcomed by Revolution Books to discuss the release of Censored 2011. Location: 146 W. 26th St., between 6th & 7th Ave. For additional information go to http://www.revolutionbooksnyc.org/home.html or call 212-691-3345.
October 3, 2010October 3, 2010, 1:00PM, the All Souls Unitarian Church will host Project Censored to discuss the release of Censored 2011 and the top 25 censored stories of 2009-10. Location: 1157 Lexington Ave. (80th St.) New York, NY 10075. For additional information, go to http://www.allsoulsnyc.org/.
September 17, 2010It's a brave new world of media consumption, but Project Censored's mission hasn't really changed. More than ever, people need help sifting through this cacophony to figure out what they truly need to know. — San Francisco Bay Guardian
December 10, 2009From the upcoming Economist review by Edward Lucas of Wojciech Jagielski's Towers of Stone (as it appears on Lucas's blog): Formidable, useful in war and, though picturesque, impractical in peacetime, the stone towers that dot Chechnya’s mountains could be regarded as symbols of its people. Wojciech Jagielski’s book sets new standards for gritty reporting of Russia’s most miserable corner, and the dreadful damage done to it by both outsiders and the Chechens’ own leaders.