Aug. 10 is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot, which you can do on the Secretary of State’s website.
Two partners in a Birmingham law firm and a vice president of one of the world’s largest coal companies have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud and money laundering. Read more.
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Trump Voting Commission Criticized for Lack of Transparency, Including by Alabama Member (Associated Press)
In Alabama, Jones Touts His Role Jailing Murderous Klansmen (Associated Press)
Uninsured Alabama Drivers Could Face Strict Penalties Starting Nov. 1 (Decatur Daily)
Why Has the EPA Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots. (New York Times)
The EPA’s Top Ten Top Threats and Industry’s Pushback (New York Times)
Figuring out whether news is real or fake in today’s click-driven media landscape requires increased awareness and diligence by the public, experts concluded at a Thursday night Media Savvy forum, held in the Edge of Chaos room at UAB’s Lister Hill Library.
Media Savvy: Smart Choices in a Changing Information Age included discussion by audience members and presenters about how economics, technology and social media continue to change how Americans receive, understand and trust – or don’t trust – the news and the news media.
“Ten years ago, and it seems almost quaint now, the focus was on accuracy,” said Carol Nunnelley, veteran newspaper editor and executive director of the nonprofit Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism and its public service reporting arm, BirminghamWatch. “Today’s media have to fight for attention. It’s hard to tell who is telling us what and for what purpose.”
Electionland Wins Online Journalism Award
ProPublica and the Electionland coalition won an Online Journalism Award for planned news/events, announced at the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet on Saturday.
A collaboration with a coalition of organizations, Electionland tracked voter experiences in the November 2016 election in real time, across thousands of polling sites.
BirminghamWatch participated in the project, monitoring and reporting on local polling places. Read more.
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