RIP Michael Hastings

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latimes:

Beyond 7 billion: After remaining stable for most of human history, the world’s population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years. The coming wave will reshape the planet, and the impact will be greatest in the poorest, most unstable countries.
This is one of the biggest projects coming out of The Times this year. Read the stories, watch the videos, look through the photos — the collection is a beast. And let us know what you think.

latimes:

Beyond 7 billion: After remaining stable for most of human history, the world’s population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years. The coming wave will reshape the planet, and the impact will be greatest in the poorest, most unstable countries.

This is one of the biggest projects coming out of The Times this year. Read the stories, watch the videos, look through the photos — the collection is a beast. And let us know what you think.

Why Now Is the Time for Media Innovation in Africa

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Shortly after David Hoffman, then the foreign editor of The Washington Post, overcame all of his better judgement and decided to send my 23-year-old intern self to Baghdad, he told me to go talk to Anthony Shadid, who was in Washington on book leave. It’s safe to say this prospect terrified me more than the actual trip to Iraq.

GOOD managing editor Megan Greenwell remembers Anthony Shadid, who taught her how to write about the war in Iraq when they were colleagues at The Washington Post

"Anthony Shadid, one of the most incisive and honored foreign correspondents of his generation, died Thursday in Syria, where he was covering the armed insurrection against the government for his newspaper, the New York Times."

Two top political reporters in Iowa. Both Mizzou grads. Married. Great story from Washington Post.

Dave and Emily Price, University of Missouri graduates who met covering candidates, individually told colleagues that Santorum was the one to watch. Both endured derision. “People thought I was crazy five weeks ago,” Emily said. And the husband and wife never shared their analysis — or the blowback — with each other.

Two top political reporters in Iowa. Both Mizzou grads. Married. Great story from Washington Post.

Dave and Emily Price, University of Missouri graduates who met covering candidates, individually told colleagues that Santorum was the one to watch. Both endured derision. “People thought I was crazy five weeks ago,” Emily said. And the husband and wife never shared their analysis — or the blowback — with each other.