Search Results for: Josmar Trujillo, <i>Extra!</i>

Oct
22
2014

Taking a Dive on Contra Crack

At 2 a.m.—midnight in San Jose—on August 18, 1996, I was at a party at my best friend’s house in Indianapolis. I excused myself, went into a bedroom, plugged into my laptop, and dialed into the Mercury’s website. A picture of a man smoking crack, superimposed upon the seal of the CIA, drew itself on the screen. After more than a year of work, “Dark Alliance” was finally out. The Mercury News executive editor, Jerry Ceppos, called and congratulated me. The TV networks were calling the paper. We were getting phone calls from all over the world. “Let’s stay on […]

Oct
22
2014

Taking a Dive on Contra Crack

At 2 a.m.—midnight in San Jose—on August 18, 1996, I was at a party at my best friend’s house in Indianapolis. I excused myself, went into a bedroom, plugged into my laptop, and dialed into the Mercury’s website. A picture of a man smoking crack, superimposed upon the seal of the CIA, drew itself on the screen. After more than a year of work, “Dark Alliance” was finally out. The Mercury News executive editor, Jerry Ceppos, called and congratulated me. The TV networks were calling the paper. We were getting phone calls from all over the world. “Let’s stay on […]

Oct
22
2014

If Censorship Is Good Enough for NPR...

Pennsylvania has abused the First Amendment in its efforts to keep journalists, particularly electronic journalists, away from Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Oct
22
2014

If Censorship Is Good Enough for NPR...

Pennsylvania has abused the First Amendment in its efforts to keep journalists, particularly electronic journalists, away from Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Oct
22
2014

Post-Bradlee Post

Ben Bradlee is gradually surrendering authority at the nation's second-most influential newspaper. The change may not bode well for those who find the Washington Post already too close to governing elites.

Oct
22
2014

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Ben Bradlee (cc photo: Miguel Ariel Contreras Drake-McLaughlin)

Ben Bradlee (cc photo: Miguel Ariel Contreras Drake-McLaughlin)

Oct
22
2014

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Oct
21
2014

If Censorship is Good Enough for NPR...

Pennsylvania has abused the First Amendment in its efforts to keep journalists, particularly electronic journalists, away from Abu-Jamal. State officials have now effectively banned all recordings of prisoners--a prohibition known as the "Mumia Rule" because it was obviously intended to silence one inmate.