Topic: journalism

Murders Without Murderers: Reeva Steenkamp And The Myth Of The Sudden Snap

Murders Without Murderers: Reeva Steenkamp And The Myth Of The Sudden Snap

A CBS article about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp ran this morning with a quote from Oscar Pistorius in the headline: “She Died In My Arms.” Reeva Steenkamp died in Oscar Pistorius’ arms because Oscar Pistorius killed her. Her death was not something that happened to him. He did not stumble upon a tragic tableau and cradle her, Pietà-like, while she expired; it was an act he committed. A few years earlier, he had been arrested for assault against another woman. More »

Sarah Tressler Tells Us Why You Should Never Fire A Stripper With A Journalism Degree

Sarah Tressler Tells Us Why You Should Never Fire A Stripper With A Journalism Degree

Though being a journalist is an extremely exciting and rewarding career, it ain’t a lucrative one. But most typical young journalists just accept that they will not be the richest of their friends and make due. But Sarah Tressler isn’t your typical journalist. While working as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Sarah began moonlighting as a stripper to bring in some extra income. When a rival newspaper revealed her second job, she was fired from the paper. Sarah says editors let her go because she didn’t list stripping on her job application. But in Houston, like in Vegas, strippers aren’t employees. They’re independent contractors. They pay clubs to let them strip, then they keep tips. More »

Would You Like To See More Hard-Hitting Stories In Women’s Magazines?

Would You Like To See More Hard-Hitting Stories In Women's Magazines?

The fact that women’s magazines are full of fluff isn’t news to any of us who receive them monthly. But we may not stop to think about the fact that behind those cotton-candy pieces about lip gloss and blow jobs are female journalists, who may want to write something more lofty but are probably not being given the chance to do so (didn’t you see “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”?). More »