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alexip718

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Editor https://journa.host/@thexylom, working on a Chinese translation of the KSJatMIT handbook, CEEatGT '23. MIT GPSW'24 Cat parent, lives in Mountain Time, God is Good.

前途是光明的,道路是曲折的 🇭🇰

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alexip718, to science
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I'm interviewed by The Open Notebook about how science explainers can inform and empower local audiences!

https://www.theopennotebook.com/2024/02/13/writing-science-explainers-for-local-audiences/

alexip718,
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Here's that "Cop City" piece I did for @thexylom that I mentioned in the interview, published almost exactly a year ago to this day:

https://www.thexylom.com/post/fact-checking-the-city-of-atlanta-s-claims-on-cop-city

alexip718, to science
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Now that I have a new personal website, time to reintroduce myself!

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of @thexylom, an award-winning (!), nonprofit, Gen-Z-run newsroom covering the communities influencing and being shaped by science 🧪

I'm also part of the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, Class of 2024!

#science #environment #climate #journalism #news

https://alexip718.com

alexip718, to sustainability
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Honored to deliver this The Anthem Awards acceptance speech on behalf of our @thexylom team, where we were named a Silver Winner in News & Journalism, Sustainability, Environment, & Climate.

Our message is simple: Support local, independent, nonprofit journalism; our democracy depends on it.

Donate to science journalism that makes an impact: https://opencollective.com/thexylom

#sustainability #environment #climate #news #journalism #anthemawards

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alexip718, to baltimore
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Good news: The Baltimore Sun will not die by a thousand paper cuts from a hedge fund.

The bad news: it's now owned by the guy who owns Sinclair.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/01/15/baltimore-sun-media-sold-david-d-smith/

alexip718, to science
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At the end of my reporting trip, and just found out @thexylom got a shoutout on the @scifri podcast (12:47) ??? Thank you!!!

#science #journalism #podcast

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/science-journalism-trust-in-science/

alexip718, to Atlanta
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Ahem, what does AJC Publisher Andrew Morse mean by "the right way" here?

The way @thexylom has done our reporting that led to the NYTimes crediting us for "The Revival of Local Journalism", or one that's broken basic conflict of interest disclosure rules?

(Courtesy of GORA4ORRAU (@InoperableSink)/Twitter)

#atlanta #police #news

https://www.thexylom.com/post/fact-checking-the-city-of-atlanta-s-claims-on-cop-city

alexip718, to technology
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For those pondering about their New Year's resolutions: a child born in 2011 (!) Just broke Tetris

#technology #news

https://www.404media.co/13-year-old-becomes-first-person-to-ever-beat-tetris/

thexylom, to science
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Our 2024 Newsroom Fellowship is fully funded thanks to you and a commitment from LION Publishers!🥳

Why does this matter? Because audience donations make up 30% of our revenue. It’s simple: without you, we don’t exist. And with your support, we can do more essential reporting.

But we’re not done yet. The national funders behind NewsMatch have given us one more challenge: Can you help us reach another $1,000 by midnight TONIGHT?

Beat the buzzer: https://opencollective.com/thexylom

#science #news #meme

alexip718,
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@thexylom ATL STAND UP

alexip718, to Arkansas
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Why has nobody talked about Little Rock, AR straight-up demolishing the I-30 Cloverleaf Interchange, freeing up blocks of walkable, streetcar-accessible parcels downtown? (April 2019 vs. December 2023)

What does that say about other cities that claim that this is impossible?
#arkansas #urbanism #infrastructure #transportation

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alexip718,
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@timrichards correct! There is a free streetcar in little rock that crosses the river!

alexip718, to Atlanta
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alexip718,
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Here's the original @thexylom story for those who are interested.

I'm still processing the news. Wow.

#atlanta #environment #news #journalism

https://www.thexylom.com/post/fact-checking-the-city-of-atlanta-s-claims-on-cop-city

alexip718, to transit
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An electric bike has been spotted at the Kendall Square/ MIT Bluebikes valet station!

#bike #transportation #boston

thexylom, to asia
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Thrilled to be included in the first-ever map+directory of the AAPI community media landscape, created by the Newmark J School's Center for Community Media!

We are currently 100% staffed by Asian immigrants; our stories have been published in Chinese, Tagalog, and Nepali!

#aapi #asian #news #journalism #map

https://amimap.journalism.cuny.edu/

alexip718,
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@charlesmok check this out!

alexip718, to Atlanta
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One of the most prominent Democratic Party-aligned law firms, Elias Legal Group—led by noted election lawyer Marc Elias—has waded into the legal battle surrounding the proposed ballot referendum for Atlanta’s Public Safety Training Center (PSTC), better known as “Cop City.”

#atlanta #politics #environment #police #news

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/12/exclusive-cop-city-voter-suppression-marc-elias-atlanta-city-council-memo-referendum-signature-matching/

thexylom, (edited ) to climate
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We are Gen-Z, and we live at the cutting edge of journalism. That means covering real solutions to the climate crisis. Even @soljourno approves!

This #GivingNewsDay, join our good troublemakers and help us meet our goal of 25 new donors?

#GivingTuesday #climate #environment #news

Give now: http://opencollective.com/thexylom

alexip718,
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@thexylom @soljourno

While you're here, read Ekpali Saint's story about why attempts to curb gas flaring in Nigeria aren't working the way authorities and residents have hoped. I contributed edits and visuals:

#nigeria #climate #energy #environment #pollution #news

https://www.thexylom.com/post/we-are-suffering-despite-steps-taken-gas-flaring-still-threatens-livelihoods-in-niger-delta

alexip718, to Georgia
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BREAKING via Bryan L. Sells: The 11th Circuit reverses a decision that struck down the at-large method of electing members of the Public Service Commission. The court holds that GA's choice of at-large elections overrides the Voting Rights Act because of federalism concerns.

Georgia, a majority-minority state, has never elected a single non-white Public Service Commissioner in its entire history, due to its at-large election method.

#georgia #elections #politics #environment #news

alexip718, to Pittsburgh
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From WaPo: "The media nonprofit’s union wants to stop a collaboration with a newspaper whose reporters are on strike. Editors say the story is more important than solidarity: ‘We’ve got to do journalism on this’ "

#pittsburgh #health #news #media

https://www.washingtonpost.com/style/media/2023/11/22/propublica-pittsburgh-post-gazette-strike-cpap-story/

thexylom, (edited ) to random
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As of today, we officially have more Mastodon followers than on Twitter/ X! 🥳

We believe in meeting our audience where they're at. It's easy to find us on Mastodon, Bluesky, Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, Threads, and Post; we have the same handle @thexylom everywhere!

alexip718,
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@thexylom who said we needed Elno

alexip718, to Georgia
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Did you know that a 22-year-old Latina is now taking over a local newspaper in Georgia?

Meet Andrea Gutierrez. Last week, she was named Editor of Bryan County News, after her predecessor retired.

#georgia #news #journalism #newstodon

alexip718,
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While a journalism student, she and her classmates helped save another local rural newspaper in Lexington, the Oglethorpe Echo. Here's @niemanlab's report of their work:

I got to know Andrea when she was a finalist for @thexylom's Newsroom Fellowship. I was impressed by her commitment to her local bilingual public health coverage. I wish we had more funding to hire her but imagine my joy when I found out about this next step in her career.

#georgia #news #journalism

https://www.niemanlab.org/2023/07/what-one-journalism-school-learned-after-taking-over-a-rural-weekly-newspaper/

alexip718,
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A Medill Local News Initiative report released today found that HALF of all U.S. counties do not have access to reliable local news.

Keeping the lights on is already a miracle. Now, Andrea has to bring the paper into the 21st century and broaden the audience. Not easy! However, I know that Bryan County News is in good hands. There is no better person for the job.

@thexylom will be supporting their local coverage through reporting and syndication partnerships.

#news

https://localnewsinitiative.northwestern.edu/projects/state-of-local-news/explore/#/

alexip718,
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Please support Andrea and her team at Bryan County News in any way you can. Their one-year subscription is only $39.

As the closest state in the 2020 election and with the 2024 elections around the corner, the stakes have never been higher.

#georgia #news #journalism #newstodon

https://www.bryancountynews.com

alexip718,
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Please also consider supporting @thexylom Through 12/31, NewsMatch and The Miami Foundation will match your new monthly donation 24x (or one-time gift 3x), up to $1,000.

Our goal is to bring back our Newsroom Fellowship so we can support more future Andreas:

#georgia #science #health #environment #climate #news

https://opencollective.com/thexylom

alexip718,
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@thexylom thank you Pamela for the donation! We have exceeded $500! 🥳

#science #health #environment #climate #news #fundraiser

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