News Hooks

Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks

Edward Joseph "Ed" Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American computer professional. A former systems administrator for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a counterintelligence trainer at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), he later went to work for the private intelligence contractor Dell, inside a National Security Agency (NSA) outpost in Japan. In early 2013, he joined the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton inside the NSA center in Hawaii.

Public Shootings

Gun politics is a controversial area of American politics that is primarily defined by the actions of two groups: gun control and gun rights activists. These groups often disagree on the interpretation of laws and court cases related to firearms as well as about the effects of gun control on crime and public safety.


According to Poynter's Al Tompkins, every journalist should develop an “online state of mind.” It is not enough to know where to find information, you must also set high standards for only using information from reliable sources, and quotable sites:

· What are your standards for using material you find on the Web?
· How do you advocate for training your staff to learn how to use the Internet?
· How could you encourage “internal experts” on your staff to teach others?
· How do you reward people who are willing to share their best information, sources, and sites?