The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 ( 21 November 2014).
“the mockingjay lives.”
GUYS THIS MARKETING CAMPAIGN IS BRILLIANT I’M STILL NOT OVER IT.
There needs to be a live action version of this starring Neil Patrick Harris and Robert Downey Jr.
OH MY GOD
THAT IS ALL I WANT NOW
Journalists and the media somehow think their job is to spread the messages of politicians to the general public. But journalism is supposed to be about forcing transparency. The media is supposed to expose things the government or corporations or local businesses want to keep…
Amen to all of this. I’m going through a situation right now where I called one of my school boards out on a lack of transparency and received a tongue-lashing from the board VP about how he can’t believe this is the kind of relationship I want to have with them.
He berated me for writing an article about how they did not provide contract changes that were voted on at a public meeting to the public. He could not believe I would do so after all the help the board has been, answering my questions after meetings and making sure the names of their appointees are spelled correctly.
Yes, I go to these meetings so the public knows what the decision-makers of their communities have to say. But it is also my job to make sure these boards are serving the public transparently and hold them accountable when they don’t.
I went to a work session for this board last night and received cold shoulders and “no comment”s afterward.
I love to tell the good stories in my communities. I love writing about a school, a teacher, a person, or a kid doing something awesome. But everything isn’t always awesome, and it’s my job to report the news, good or bad.
So I’ll still sit in the front row of every meeting and approach the board the second it adjourns for follow-up questions. I’ll always give people ample opportunity to comment. It’s their choice to stonewall me or have their voice heard.
New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final
HOW DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO REBLOG THIS. HOW.
Amazing posters from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s “Know the Line” campaign which aims to prevent and reduce the harm of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Check their page out at https://knowtheline.humanrights.gov.au/
Summer is coming.