THREAD: It's been hard to figure out what recovery is going to be amid this global pandemic.
This week The @washingtonpost kicked off a new section called Road to Recovery, spearheaded by the very talented @renaemerle washingtonpost.com/road-to-recove…
Stories from around the newsroom will to focus on what recovery looks like, which might not mean a return to 'normal', rather, a *new* normal.
Like this @RickMaese story about golf - a naturally socially-distant sport that's booming during the pandemic. washingtonpost.com/road-to-recove…
Aug 21, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Biden: “We’re going to do more than praise our essential workers. We’re going to pay them.” #DNC2020 #USElection2020 kicks off - get ready to hear: I’m the candidate for essential workers
Economists say there are 4 key reasons why #EssentialWorkers are paid so poorly (by @_cingraham)
#AAJA2020 Best thing I learned from good managers: Practicing empathy - learning what their team's goals are & also what makes them miserable. Good managers want their team to succeed, not just themselves. They're not the loudest voice in the room. - @sclary#AAJA2020 Bad managers hoard talent. An honest, good manager wants a person on their team to succeed. I've learned so much from bad managers. - @marcelolprince
Jul 29, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
You ever wake up in the morning, get settled into your WFH spot and just know that you aren't going to move from there until it's dark out?
Let's make 2020 the year we all read the news more.
I'm sharing some of my favorite newsletters (some are from my own employer).
Tell me: What newsletters I should read this year?
The Post Most newsletter is terrific. It arrives in your inbox around noon every day (weekends too) & it's a great mix of topics that hit on hard news & enterprise. If you read one newsletter a day - it's a great one. Sign up for it here: subscribe.washingtonpost.com/newsletters/#/…
Oct 28, 2019 • 10 tweets • 9 min read
THREAD: This took a second but I wanted to share some thoughts about a life-changing week at @Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media. I was part of a cohort of 30 outstanding journalists who you can follow here on this Twitter list. twitter.com/shefalikulkarn…
This was no ordinary group of journalism leaders. We came from all walks of life and have the most varied, but awesome experiences under our belts. poynter.org/from-the-insti…
Oct 5, 2019 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
#SAJA25 In ‘03 I was heading to college & start my journalism career. Mom made a really good good point: “there’s not a lot of #Desi journalists out there” she said. So I went on Google & searched “Indian/South Asian journalists?”
I found a simple website saja.org
To become a member, you had to MAIL A CHECK to a man in Connecticut 🤷🏾♀️. So I think it was check # 3 that went to longtime SAJA treasurer @johnlaxmi & a few weeks later I became a student member of the South Asian Journalists Association. Got an email confirmation & everything.
Sep 11, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
After 16 years Washington Post Express is shutting down. I'm shocked, but threading a bunch of great journalism job resources here, because the people who put this commuter paper together are amazing journalists! washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…
It's my birthday this month, & every year for the last 8 years I've picked an organization & asked friends and family to donate to that cause rather than buy me gifts or drinks or whatever
This year I'm trying something different...
Lately I've been thinking about my journalism career - where it's taken me over the last 13 years - and how I'm grateful to mentors who became friends & friends who became mentors. How different journalism was when I got my first paycheck to where we are now in this industry...
Aug 6, 2019 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
A few weeks ago I shared hilarious sketches from @arturocastro85's new show #Alternatino, to my newsroom colleagues & now he's written a humbling piece for our #AboutUs newsletter on the recent mass shootings & racist rhetoric towards the LatinX community washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08…
"For my show “Alternatino,” we wrote a sketch a year ago called “Welcome to America,” about trying to explain mass shootings in the United States to a recent immigrant from Central America and it making absolutely no sense to him because it has nothing to do with drug wars."
Aug 4, 2019 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
Working in the newsroom this weekend because of several (yes, SEVERAL) mass shootings in the U.S.
Follow @washingtonpost on Twitter & Facebook for live coverage & updates. (Will thread here).
Be safe and be good to one another.
Shooting in #Dayton Ohio
At least 9 dead
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley: “As a mayor, this is a day that we all dread happening...And certainly what’s very sad as I’ve gotten messages from cities across the country is that so many of us have gone through it.” washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08…
Jul 17, 2019 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
heat wave coming:
stand by for stock images of minority children playing in fountains, or open fire hydrants
Jul 16, 2019 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: A lot of news outlets are going to present this 'go back to where you came from' story as a big shock. Like "Omg I didn't know that POCs are told to 'go back to where they came from'" tell me more stories about that. Well, that's just a conversation between white people
Here's what I want to know:
Americans of color tell me how you responded to when white people tell you to 'go back to where you came from' Points for humor...
I'm an operations editor which means now when I see a story, I think about
-how did the story go from pitch to Tweet
-what that process was like
-what worked and didn't work in that process
-and what it means now that this story has a URL