- 2 days ago
New Jersey’s biggest paper gets gutted—right when local reporters are most needed in Newark and Trenton.
I’ve been catching up with my reading list and this Daily Beast article is a fascinating and disheartening read It lays out a problem that a lot of NJ locals have noticed but have been unable to put into words until now: New Jersey doesn’t really have a press corps.
Or at least it doesn’t look like it’ll have one for much longer.
The Star Ledger is the last big paper in Jersey, the Trentonian (which my dad worked at for nearly twenty five years as a pressman until he was layer off) is basically an overpriced pamphlet nowadays and the Trenton Times isn’t a lot better. The death of newspapers isn’t a new by any means and like a lot of people I’m a firm believer in the power of online journalism but the thing about newspapers, and this is something websites can’t do, not really, is that they serve communities. Actual geographical communities and the thing about Jersey is that despite our weird segregational qualities the whole state is one big community and we are quickly losing our vanguards between us and the state government.
As the linked article lays out, the washington bridge scandal was only revealed thanks to the efforts of a New Jersey traffic reporter and the funny thing is that despite the outrage in New Jersey this scandal is almost quaint compared to some of the other shit we have going on. This isn’t a point of pride for a lot of us but we’re aware of our states dealings and a lot of people were legitimately proud of our newspapers for many years because even at their worst they called out the corruption that has taken root within our borders.
Part of me wants to believe that Pennsylvania and New York outlets will pick up the slack, but the realist in me can’t really imagine those places to start giving a shit about what happens to New Jersey now, at least not at the level we would like. Its pretty depressing, and if you believe the talk about Christy and how he’s using the Sandy relief fund as his personal war chest its just business as usual. The inly difference is that now there’ll be a lot less reporters calling it out.
- 2 days ago
It ain’t hard. You come up with some text & direction:Meet Flash Gordon.(cropped widescreen of FG #1 Page 3 Panel 1, where Flash is screaming. Include his balloon, notthe title/credits)Flash is great at everything on Earth (as long as it’s not important).He just…
- 3 days ago
- 3 days ago
FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
- 4 days ago
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I’ve been meaning to check out East of West for awhile now and I also grabbed the first volumes of Zero and Nowhere Men because people have been recommending them something fierce.
And yet I still haven’t read Saga so take that as you will.
(via kellysue)Source: comixology
- 4 days ago
- 4 days ago
by Jim Rugg
PRINTS: 18 x 24 inches, 4-color silkscreen, edition of 75
DRAWING: 19 x 14 inches, india ink on bristol
Telegraph Gallery has a new print for sale. The fluorescent inks make it glow under a blacklight! Limited quantity so don’t delay.
This is part of a small show called Epic Encounters and features prints by Jack Teagle, Jenn Woodall, Jake Lawrence, and Ryan Berkley.
As I just said to Jim, I want to read the comic book this is the cover to.
(via daltonjamesrose)Source: jimrugg