Fundraisers Are the Time You Let Us Know How You Think About What We Do

By: Monday October 27, 2014 4:50 pm

As a writer for Firedoglake, fundraisers are a test. They are an opportunity to see how well we have performed in the past months. What do readers think about the stories that are being published? Do they involve topics that should be highlighted regularly by a news website? Are we doing a good enough job [...]

Nothing We Do at Firedoglake Involves Letting the Government Decide

By: Monday June 2, 2014 8:25 am

How many American journalists get their own space where they have autonomy and can choose what they want to write about each day? According to a 2013 Indiana University survey of journalists, 33.6% of 1,080 US journalists surveyed said they enjoyed this privilege.

Celebrating 2013—A Year of Critical Work Made Possible By You

By: Tuesday December 31, 2013 10:39 am

There will soon be another year, and, for a moment, I find it worthwhile to celebrate what was accomplished this year—critical work which would not have been possible without people like you. Going into 2013, there was only one focus: continue regular coverage of Chelsea Manning’s court martial. The trial did not begin until June, [...]

Brief Thoughts on the Experience of Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 2:50 pm

What an incredible life experience it has been covering Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial. While one could say I was only doing my job as a journalist and it is no big deal that I just spent the last year and a half regularly traveling to Fort Meade in Maryland to cover proceedings, it is [...]

During Filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul Highlights Work of Journalists & Writers on Drones

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 9:39 am

Senator Rand Paul took to the floor of the Senate on Wednesday to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to the position of CIA chief. He decided to engage in a “talking” filibuster because he believed Attorney General Eric Holder had not given a clear and unequivocal answer to the question of whether a US citizen suspected [...]

The Dissenter Marks One Year of Writing at FDL

By: Sunday July 15, 2012 7:44 pm

I took over the responsibility of following civil liberties, digital freedom and, to some extent, national security stories here at Firedoglake exactly one year ago when I began to publish posts to The Dissenter. And seeing how it is an  anniversary, it is worth celebrating some of the successes so far that FDL members and readers helped [...]

Livestream: Kevin Gosztola Calling New Members to Thank Them For Joining

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 3:48 pm

Live stream by Ustream Thank you everyone who joined membership during our 2012 Membership Drive. We also thank all of our members from over the past year who have made this a tremendously exciting and successful founding year for the program. Click Here if you have not joined and would like to. I will be [...]

Livestream: #OccupyDC Marches to State Department to Join Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing Protesters

By: Friday October 7, 2011 11:39 am

FDL’s Kevin Gosztola, Jon Walker and Ryan Cook will be livestreaming the #OccupyDC march from Freedom Plaza to the State Department today starting at 12:50 pm. The protesters plan to join the Keystone XL pipeline protesters for the final public hearing on the matter before deciding whether to allow construction to proceed. I’ll be liveblogging the protest here.

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