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Site Glitch Reveals Who Nominated Themselves For Pulitzer Prize

thepoliticalfreakshow:

As part of its secretive judging process, the Pulitzer Prize committee closely guards the names of outlets and reporters who submit their work for consideration. But a loophole in the Prize’s online submission website inadvertently revealed that BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast sought butdid not win journalism’s highest honor.

password retrieval form on Pulitzer.org currently identifies whether someone has registered an account under a particular username or email address. Most usernames and email addresses, when entered, return a “not recognized” notification. Entering the usernames “buzzfeed,” “thedailybeast,” and “pando,” however, returned messages indicating that “further instructions have been sent to your e-mail address.”

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith confirmed the finding in an email to Gawker, but refused to identify which stories the website submitted for consideration. The Daily Beast also entered the Pulitzer contest, a Beast staffer familiar with the process said, but under a different username; “thedailybeast” apparently was used in prior submission cycles.

Pando’s editorial director, Paul Carr, said the “pando” username belonged to someone else. “We didn’t nominate anything for a Pulitzer. Maybe there’s a Mr. P Ando working somewhere.”

Both BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast publish aggressive political reporting and frequent dispatches from conflict zones across the globe. Ben Smith told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that BuzzFeed’s content had successfully expanded beyond listicles like “The 33 Most Jizz-Worthy Moments In Ryan Gosling’s 33 Years On Earth” into on-the-ground coverage of Ukraine.

Indeed, BuzzFeed hasn’t exactly concealed its Pulitzer ambitions. The website’s top editors haveaggressively recruited prize-winning reporters to staff its nascent investigations team, headed by Pulitzer winner and former ProPublica editor Mark Schoofs. The site’s latest hire, Chris Hamby,was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting on Monday.

To contact the author of this post, email trotter@gawker.com

Source: J.K. Trotter for Gawker

BREAKING: Six Dead, At Least 290 Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast

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Updated — 5 p.m. ET

A rescue operation is underway to find survivors of a ferry carrying 475 people that sank Wednesday near South Korea.

A rescue operation is underway to find survivors of a ferry carrying 475 people that sank Wednesday near South Korea.

A total of 34 naval, coast guard, and civilian ships were involved in rescue efforts, as well as 18 helicopters, BBC News reported. South Korea Coast Guard / AFP

South Korean coast guard helicopters rescued passengers from the balconies of the capsized ferry, as seen in these images from a video released by News Y via Yonhap.

South Korean coast guard helicopters rescued passengers from the balconies of the capsized ferry, as seen in these images from a video released by News Y via Yonhap.

The 475 passengers and crew aboard the sinking South Korean ferry was some 20 kilometers off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo.

The 475 passengers and crew aboard the sinking South Korean ferry was some 20 kilometers off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo.

“We heard a big thumping sound and the boat stopped. The boat is tilting and we have to hold on to something to stay seated,” a passenger told YTN.

"We heard a big thumping sound and the boat stopped. The boat is tilting and we have to hold on to something to stay seated," a passenger told YTN.

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The ferry was traveling from the port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju when it sent a distress call and began leaning to one side.

The ferry was traveling from the port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju when it sent a distress call and began leaning to one side.

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This footage from YTN News 24 shows the capsized ferry as rescue efforts began.

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The South Korean government has confirmed that six people are dead, 55 injured and 290 passengers and crew are missing.

The South Korean government has confirmed that six people are dead, 55 injured and 290 passengers and crew are missing.

Some of the 325 students on board the ferry jumped into the sea as the ship went down.

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One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN: “As the ferry was shaking and tilting, we all tripped and bumped into each another.”

One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN: "As the ferry was shaking and tilting, we all tripped and bumped into each another."

He added that some of the passengers were injured and bleeding and that, once in the water, the ocean was “so cold” and that he was “hurrying, thinking that I wanted to live.”

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Students rescued from capsized #Sewol ferry are from South Korea’s Ansan Danwon High School (Pic: Yonhap)

Distraught parents at Danwon high school search for their children’s names among a list of the survivors rescued from the wreck.

Distraught parents at Danwon high school search for their children's names among a list of the survivors rescued from the wreck.

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The parents have had to wait for a bus to meet their children who have been rescued.

The parents have had to wait for a bus to meet their children who have been rescued.

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CNN broadcast this video of the rescue operation.

Source: Michael Rusch & Cate Sevilla for Buzzfeed

kiranirvanna:

ultrafacts:

Ultrafacts Source

remembering something someone once said in response to something like this that I reblogged.
"But uwhaaa, how sad that younguns these  days think this way, like someone else should have to take care of em."
Fuck your self centered Bullshit. You cannot Get more selfish than to believe it’s okay for 100 people to have enough wealth to END Global Poverty FOUR TIMES OVER and not to even do so ONCE. But We’re the selfish ones because WE think that people Do NOT need THAT much fucking money when OTHER PEOPLE ARE STARVING TO DEATH and other people are BUSTING THEIR ASSES to amass MOUNTAINS of debt that force them into the equivalent of slave labor because if they Don’t have a job and Aren’t actively paying off their monstrosities of student debt then they’re gonna end up in Jail at best and Starving regardless.
Yeah, we’re the fucking selfish ones when those 100 ish people are the REASON we’re having to put up with this Bullshit. We’re the selfish ones when They are the ones responsible for TRASHING THE FUCKING PLANET. When They are the ones who are locking factory workers who’re only making 75 cents A MONTH in burning Buildings so they can’t steal a fucking stuffed animal worth maybe $15.
Yeah. We’re the fucking selfish ones.

kiranirvanna:

ultrafacts:

Ultrafacts Source

remembering something someone once said in response to something like this that I reblogged.

"But uwhaaa, how sad that younguns these  days think this way, like someone else should have to take care of em."

Fuck your self centered Bullshit. You cannot Get more selfish than to believe it’s okay for 100 people to have enough wealth to END Global Poverty FOUR TIMES OVER and not to even do so ONCE. But We’re the selfish ones because WE think that people Do NOT need THAT much fucking money when OTHER PEOPLE ARE STARVING TO DEATH and other people are BUSTING THEIR ASSES to amass MOUNTAINS of debt that force them into the equivalent of slave labor because if they Don’t have a job and Aren’t actively paying off their monstrosities of student debt then they’re gonna end up in Jail at best and Starving regardless.

Yeah, we’re the fucking selfish ones when those 100 ish people are the REASON we’re having to put up with this Bullshit. We’re the selfish ones when They are the ones responsible for TRASHING THE FUCKING PLANET. When They are the ones who are locking factory workers who’re only making 75 cents A MONTH in burning Buildings so they can’t steal a fucking stuffed animal worth maybe $15.

Yeah. We’re the fucking selfish ones.