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Amy Alexander
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Attended San Francisco State University
Lives in Silver Spring, Maryland
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July is National Minority Mental Health Month.  Here is something to consider. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/07/can_watching_racist_viral_videos_give_you_ptsd.html
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Terrific report about the long-ago mistakes made by a coalition of seven state leaders that now are coming to bear in the West.  http://www.npr.org/2015/06/25/417430662/how-a-historical-blunder-helped-create-the-water-crisis-in-the-west?utm_content=buffer1aeae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
In 1922, seven states drew up a plan for dividing the waters of the Colorado River. But they overestimated how much water the river could provide — and now 40 million Americans face a water crisis.
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For all the heated coverage of Ellen Pao versus Kleiner, Perkins, journalists missed a key point: Pao's case was not heard by a Jury of her Peers.  http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/amy-alexander-ellen-pao-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-silicon-valley/Content?oid=3512267
What are the chances that a 62-year-old white guy who works in a 20th-century skilled-trade occupation, with limited knowledge of the tech industry or venture-capital...
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Key Questions and Points from Emily Bell of Columbia U's Tow Center, for today's purveyors of News, Information, and Opinion: "Going viral is a goal in nearly all newsrooms. The protocols and networks that deliver it were never conceived with the idea of journalism in mind."
The 12th annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture, as delivered by the director of Columbia University’s Tow centre for digital journalism
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How Could a Police Officer Mistake a 12 Year-Old Boy for a 20 Year-Old Man -- and then Shoot Him Dead?  https://medium.com/@AmyAlex63/black-male-maybe-20-1fcaa2d265b4
The Execution of Tamir Rice
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A provocative theory:  http://tinyurl.com/pclodt2
And why Republicans might not want to increase life expectancy among the electorate.
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AllDigitocracy is a terrific site devoted to the news and information business, with a focus on inclusion, diversity and ethics.  I'm happy to contribute my thoughts on the current crisis engulfing NBC News.  http://tinyurl.com/jwyq53w
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Exciting news.  http://tinyurl.com/lv6jgbe
HBO is moving ahead with Insecure, giving a pilot order to the comedy project starring Issa Rae. Co-created and written by Rae and Larry Wilmore, Insecure focuses on the awkward experiences and rac...
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Fascinating to read about the 60 year-long evolution of commercial and personal computing in the U.S.  http://www.techsupportalert.com/history-of-personal-computers.htm
Read this great article about the history of computers. See photos of how they looked in those days. You will also find many more freeware reviews in countless categories at Gizmo's.
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The Tragi-Comic View: Chris Rock is the Ideal Truth-Teller for Our Digital Age
Chris Rock is the Ideal Truth-Teller for Our Digital Age
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From the file marked "Salvo," here is an exceptionally thoughtful and informed essay that examines a key aspect that leads to cultural limitations in parts of the tech industry.  From Baffler Magazine.  http://www.thebaffler.com/salvos/dads-tech
The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” Audre Lorde famously said, but let Clay Shirky mansplain. It “always struck me as a strange observation—even the metaphor isn’t true,” the tech consultant and bestselling... Read More »
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Content. What used to be known as Journalism.
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Communicating
Employment
  • AmyAlexanderInk.com
    Publisher, 2009 - present
  • The Chronicles
    Content Promoter, 2012 - 2012
  • APSCU
    Editorial Director, 2010 - 2012
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Currently
Silver Spring, Maryland
Previously
San Francisco - Boston.New York. Miami. St.Paul, Minn. Fresno, Calif. Suburban Washington, D.C. Philadelphia. San Francisco -- my hometown. Yes, SF......NOT OAKLAND.
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I Communicate.

Bragging rights
Author/Editor of four nonfiction books, all covering aspects of cultural politics and history in the US.
Education
  • San Francisco State University
    Magazine Journalism, 1981 - 1989
  • Harvard University
    U.S. Women's History, Sociology (Nieman Foundation Affliliate Fellow), 1995 - 1996
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Gender
Female
Birthday
May 4
Relationship
Single
Other names
Amy L. Alexander