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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:28 PM
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Washington Post asks for help to investigate Palin emails.
Edited on Thu Jun-09-11 01:33 PM by woo me with science
They appear to be looking for unpaid help?



http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/help-invest...

Help investigate the Palin e-mails
By Ryan Kellett,

More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and diligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the e-mails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom.

Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We dont know what well find, but we want you to be ready and open for the challenge.

You will communicate with us virtually and work in small teams to make light work of reviewing the e-mail threads. Notice the patterns. Identify recipients and senders. Connect specific e-mails to larger themes and events. Well give you a sense of what to look out for, but the hope is that your team can tackle the challenge together in a collaborative way that our journalists alone cannot. And in fact, we are selecting just 100 people because we want to make real use of your talents and trust you to use teamwork to your advantage.

To get involved, we ask that you fill out this form that asks you state your case for why youd be the right person to help report this story in the days following the e-mail release (Friday, June 10 onward). There are no specific requirements other than the time availability to help and access to an Internet-connected computer. We will select people who we think will work well on a team and have a good sense for details that might be important. Sign-up by Friday morning to be considered. Be sure to note in your submission if youre applying with others who you want to work with (but each person must submit their own form). If you are selected, youll receive further instructions about how we will approach our reporting.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:31 PM
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1. We should put together a Democratic Underground team.
I want in on that action!

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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:31 PM
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2. I'll have a go! n/t
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:36 PM
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8. Good idea!
We have members in Alaska who already are well-equipped with the background to put the new revelations in context. They've been "in the weeds" on Palin issues and would be a HUGH help in sorting things out.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:32 PM
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3. I want someone to search for links and other references to all those...
...newspapers and magazines she told Katie Couric she reads.

I can see the list now....


Seventeen

Teen Beat

People

Car and Driver

Guns and Ammo

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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:38 PM
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9. And "Divorce for Dummies"
:evilgrin:
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icnorth Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:48 PM
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13. As requested....
She has finally graduated from...

to...

unfortunately this remains beyond her comprehension level...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:33 PM
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4. yes, gawd forbid the post has to do all that work themselves..after all, weiner has them really busy
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:33 PM
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5. Yeah, I don't see anything about PAYING people to do their work. nt
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:33 PM
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6. Awesome idea. Kick and Rec!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:35 PM
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7. I imagine they'll have no shortage of volunteers.
Sounds boring to me, though, and I have work to do.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:44 PM
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10. I need more LOLCat pics anyway. n/t
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:47 PM
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11. They need to put together some periods of dates that coincide
with important events.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:48 PM
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12. I hope they send duplicates out so they are not censured by Conservatives.
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:33 PM
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19. Yeah, I can see some Jethro Bodine Double Knot Spies wanting to sign up to harpoon the search.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:51 PM
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14. I applied.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:52 PM
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15. Wow. They clearly know just how many out-of-work reporters and editors there are. I find this
horrifying.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:29 PM
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17. I found that really chilling, too. nt
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 02:03 PM
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16. Geez... They should hire Frank Bailey....who would be able to
put context around what he is reading... Having just published his own book, based on those emails he personally had possession of, this seems a no-brainer.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:29 PM
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18. They need dumbfuck-to-English translators.
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:34 PM
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20. Wonder what format they're in. I guess .pst is asking too much?
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 07:01 PM
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21. K&R - nt
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