For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by ISIS militants highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.


Fresno’s Recyclers Come Out of the Shadows


New America Media/ The kNOw Youth Media, News Report, Colby Tibbet, Keirra Woods and Keishaye Woods, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Every morning Mike Rhyne walks his shopping cart through Fresno to collect bottles, cans, and other recyclables.


Are Young People Losing the Ability to Read Emotions?


UC Newsroom, News Report, Stuart Wolpert, Posted: Aug 24, 2014

Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.


State’s Spurning of $6 million Could Hurt Medi-Cal Renewals


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 24, 2014

California turned down a $6 million grant to keep those previously enrolled, as well as those newly enrolled poor people, on the state's Medicaid program.


CA Ethnic Voters Tip Scales in Support of Medi-Cal for the Undocumented


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

Just over half of the state’s voters support extending Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented immigrants, according to new survey findings.


High Stakes Testing is 'Toxic' Warns New NEA President


New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

This September, Lily Eskelsen García takes the helm of the 3 million-member NEA amid heated political battles over the future shape of U.S. classrooms.


'Future is Rich' for City College of San Franciso, Says Chancellor


New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

“City College is not too big to fail, it’s too important to fail,” said CCSF Chancellor Art Tyler at a press briefing in San Francisco's Chinatown last week.


Ferguson Shows Failed US Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap


New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty, Posted: Aug 17, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., has among the highest rates of homes underwater. A half-century after Watts, one expert says more trouble may be coming.


Amputation More Likely for Poorer Diabetics


UC Newsroom, News Report, Elaine Schmidt, Posted: Aug 11, 2014

A new UCLA study shows that California diabetics in low-income neighborhoods are up to 10 times more likely to lose a toe, foot or leg than patients in more affluent areas.


Victims of Brutal Joy Killing Had Come Looking for Work


Indian Country Today, News Report, Alysa Landry , Posted: Aug 05, 2014

The brutal murders of two homeless Navajo men in New Mexico last month has focused attention on the inclusion of the homeless in possible hate crimes legislation in that state.

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