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Reporting to Sulawesi: the preparation



January 5th, 2019

It was started with a post in a Facebook. Here it goes:

"When you think you have enough with going to the field, but in the time like this, upon hearing disasters struck your country, your subconscious kept on telling you to write and report, to write and report and help people in need. You are sitting in your desk writing proposal for your professional project at your campus, but your mind keeps on wandering and focusing somewhere else. Journalism is not merely a job for some people, it is a calling. Once you are hooked, you will still have that feeling in yourself. It is eternal. Selamat bekerja teman-teman wartawan yg pergi meliput langsung ke Palu. Be safe."
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The Propeller Seed


Propeller seed

December 28th, 2018. Three days before the new year eve.

It’s still five pm in Lincoln, but the sky outside was already dark like it was eight. Outside and inside were the same. Cold. She had not turned on the heater inside her apartment.

Here what she could find around that time: white snow covered the empty streets and the rooftop of the apartment building, scattered papers and books on the floor, messy blanket on the bed, creased newspapers all over the flower patterned sofa, cinnamon pancakes on a plate with peanut butter jam in the kitchen and a cold water for the coffee in the saucepan.

She was sitting on the sofa and looking straight to a poster of John Lennon and his ‘Imagine’ lyrics. Her mind was blank, but her heart was not. She started to feel as if she was sinking, going down, down, and down.

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Asian American Journalist Tweets on Whites Stir Up Heated Debate


A heated debate is being waged on Twitter about the newly hired lead technology writer for the New York Times, Sarah Jeong. Conservatives brought attention to her tweets which made sarcastic remarks about Whites. Public outrage followed.

Liam Emsa @LiamEmsa tweeted that he ‘can not support @nytimes if the editorial board has someone on it who feels it’s OK to make blanket bigoted statements about an entire race.

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Big Spike In Asian American Population In Seattle


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Aerial capture of Seattle. Source: Wikimedia Commons .

By Utami D. Kusumawati

The growth in the population of Asian Americans in King County in Washington is outpacing all other races, reports The Seattle Times.

The newest data released by the U.S Census Bureau shows the county is becoming more diverse with the number of minorities increasing significantly.

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