Daniel Gaddy

104 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Likes | 6 Following | 6 Followers | @gonzogaddy | I'm the assistant metro editor for The Anniston Star, a community newspaper in northeastern Alabama. I edit copy, proof pages and write the occasional story.

5 under-the-radar movies to watch on Netflix

When you think of Netflix these days, you probably think of awesome original series such as <i>House of Cards, Stranger Things</i> and <i>Narcos</i>. But Netflix is …

Entertainment

This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants

Hillary Clinton’s supporters often argue that mainstream political reporters are incapable of covering her positively—or even fairly. While it may be …

Unrestrained

ProPublica • Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>Pep Montserrat, special to ProPublica Unrestrained While evidence of abuse of the disabled …

The best and worst journalism of 2015

<b>It’s been a standout year</b> for journalism—and a disappointing one. CJR discussed the most important media stories and trends of 2015, good and bad, …

Sixteen years of suffering and the fall of Mobile's pill mill

"If I knew it was going to kill her in 15 years, we wouldn't have never got it."

Arthur Bremer shot Gov. George Wallace to be famous. A search for who he is today

<b>The online auction</b> catalogue read like a prank, like a bad flashback, and it upended my morning. Then my year: Arthur Bremer’s gun was for sale.<p>A year ago this week, the Rock Island Auction Co. in Illinois took bids for the five-shot, snub-nosed .38 revolver that Bremer used to shoot Gov. George …

Big Banks Suffer Rare Fail as Congressional Deal Cuts Nearly $1 Billion a Year in Handouts

Big banks will lose a portion of a multibillion-dollar government handout they’ve enjoyed for over 100 years, thanks to a compromise highway bill …

Doubts raised about report that Dothan, Ala. police planted drugs on young black men

Earlier this week, a watchdog site called the Henry County Report posted an explosive investigation alleging that a group of drug cops in the Dothan, Alabama, police department have been planting drugs on young black men since at least the late 1990s, and that the former police chief and district …

Dallas Morning News Will Take Third Try At Paywall In '16

Among daily metro newspapers, <i>The Dallas Morning News</i> is in a relatively enviable position. It’s debt-free with some $80 million on its balance sheet, …

“Why not be all the way in?” How publishers are using Facebook Instant Articles

“If we end up making more money as a publisher, that’s fantastic. I don’t think that’s going to be an afterthought or byproduct; I think there is a way to win from the business perspective.”<p>As soon as Jeff Bezos heard about Facebook Instant Articles, he wanted to participate.<p>“We saw [Bezos] in Sun …

How to Develop Your Writing Skills

Would you like to become an excellent writer, the kind that agents and editors are looking for?<p>You can become one.<p>Not by following one of those “ten …

Creative Writing

What the Hell Is Going on With Ben Carson?

When you meet new people and tell them your job, there's always one response you know you'll eventually get. Doctors wait for a shoe to drop and …

How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution

“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”<p>Last month, The New York Times announced that it was formally shutting down City Room, the metro blog that it had been running since 2007. …

Newsonomics: Can you get readers to pay a dollar a day for digital news?

The Boston Globe is doing just that, and it seems to be working. It might be the foundation of a sustainable revenue model for local newspapers.<p>Is local news worth a dollar a day?<p>That’s the fascinating question The Boston Globe is now posing to its local readers. It’s a query that should resonate …

How an investigative journalist helped prove a city was being poisoned with its own water

<b>It was not a typical evening of reporting.</b> In early September, Curt Guyette was knocking on unfamiliar doors in Flint, Michigan—not to ask for …

Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

The latest clash in the cybersecurity vs. privacy debate played itself out in Congress on Tuesday when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Supporters say the bill, approved 74-21, will help stop hackers by getting companies that have been breached to share information about …

Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up

On a late-summer morning, Terry Gross sat before a computer in her office — a boxy, glass-fronted room at WHYY in Philadelphia — composing interview questions. Gross, who wore a leopard-print scarf knotted at her neck, was typing rapidly, occasionally pausing to refer to a memoir open beside her. …

New York State

The Meat Industry Is Licking Its Chops Over Obama's Massive Trade Deal

The US meat industry scored a big victory this week when world leaders hammered out an agreement that would reduce trade barriers across the Pacific: …

FOIA site MuckRock launches new efforts to let users track projects and contribute to reporting costs

MuckRock is also debuting project pages that will highlight groups of FOIA requests and let users follow specific stories.<p>For the past year, Beryl C.D. Lipton has been investigating the private prison system in the United States. She’s a reporter for MuckRock, a news site that covers government …

Refugee boy dies trying to escape Syria: Here is the change that is necessary to save lives.

Coverage of, and outrage over, the refugee crisis in Europe has been growing the past few weeks, motivated by several particularly grisly scenes, …

Spellbinding Sentences: 3 Qualities of Masterful Word Choice

by Maureen McLaughlin | via Flickr<p>Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is excerpted from the recently released <i>Spellbinding Sentences</i> (Writer’s Digest …

Quentin Tarantino influences and references: Every inspiration for Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2, and more.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> Vulture. <i></i><p>Quentin Tarantino is undoubtedly one of the (if not <i>the</i>) most influential American film directors of the …

As giant platforms rise, local news is getting crushed

The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: The new issue of our sister publication Nieman Reports is out and ready for you to read. I write a column for the …

The Evolution of Magazine Covers

A look at how we’ve changed in the past 100 years<p>Cosmopolitan<p>Woah.<p><i>Cosmopolitan</i> covers started out with women dressed conservatively. Then they …

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