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Newsdesk under construction!

Leave a Comment 26 May 2011

Newsdesk under construction!

Some big changes are underway at Newsdesk.org, as we redesign the whole website and rebuild the infrastructure from the ground up. This includes revamping the categories, altering the architecture and meddling with the code, all to create a...

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‘Right Beneath Our Feet’: The Toxic Tour returns to Oakland

Leave a Comment 19 May 2011

By CB Smith-Dahl Editor's Note: Newsdesk.org is teaming up with Oakland Local and Spot.Us for a return to the West Oakland community covered in 2009's award-winning "Toxic Tour" series. Thinking about planting a garden this spring? Many West...

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The Toxic Tour: Networked public-health journalism

2 Comments 11 February 2011

The Toxic Tour: Networked public-health journalism

Newsdesk.org's award-winning, crowd-funded "Toxic Tour" is expanding to Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco, where we'll put the neglected environmental-health issues of marginalized neighborhoods "on the map" — and create a model for...

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The Los Angeles Toxic Tour: Request for Proposals

3 Comments 18 October 2010

Would you like to bring the award-winning "Toxic Tour" reporting project to Los Angeles? Newsdesk.org and Spot.Us welcome proposals from journalists interested in developing new coverage of pollution and environmental health in Los Angeles...

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Newsdesk wins SPJ award

6 Comments 05 May 2010

Newsdesk wins SPJ award

By Amy Gahran, Knight Digital Media Center Where does great journalism come from? While established, mainstream news organizations continue to produce great work, the latest crop of SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award winners (announced May 3) included a...

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Newsdesk.org relaunches Web site

1 Comment 27 January 2010

Newsdesk.org relaunches Web site

Newsdesk.org has chosen the open-source and massively extensible Word Press platform for its 2010 Web site relaunch. San Francisco designer Willo O'Brien and technologist Andrew A. Peterson worked closely with Newsdesk.org editor George Shirk to...

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Newsdesk hires veteran journalist George Shirk

Leave a Comment 14 December 2009

Newsdesk hires veteran journalist George Shirk

With support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Newsdesk.org has hired print- and online-news veteran George Shirk as its first paid editor. Shirk will oversee content and network building for the site, and in particular...

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Your Local Newsdesk presentation

Leave a Comment 03 December 2009

Your Local Newsdesk presentation

Newsdesk.org has received $25K from Ethics & Excellence in Journalism to develop a revenue-earning syndicated service providing public-interest journalism to underbudgeted commercial newsrooms. Content would be developed by a national network of...

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Newsdesk.org Receives Major Grant

Leave a Comment 18 August 2009

Newsdesk.org has been selected by the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation to receive a $25,000 grant in support of the nonprofit, public-interest news service News You Might Have Missed (NYMHM). The Foundation's generous gift will be used...

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Prisons & Public Health: A News Blog by Bernice Yeung

Leave a Comment 13 July 2009

Newsdesk.org's latest collaboration with Spot.Us is "Prisons & Public Health," a news blog by reporter Bernice Yeung tracking the public-health impacts of California's prison system. Help crowdfund this...

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