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Topic: Occupy Wall Street

Hit ’em with the squid

Last year Rolling Stone published an investigation by Matt Taibbi that began with one of the greatest leads in recent memory. It’s the one that defined Goldman Sachs as a “great vampire squid.”

The poster art of Occupy Wall Street

Consider how many creative people stand in support of Occupy Wall Street, and it’s no wonder this movement is generating some incredible art. Here are 10 Occupy Wall Street poster designs I think are super cool, followed by some personal … Continue reading

Don’t go into journalism

Dear curious, ambitious journalism student, Do you want to speak truth to power? Do you want to afflict the comfortable? Do you want to rake muck? Then here’s my best advice: Don’t go into journalism.

Occupy, Inc.

You see a revolution. Others see a marketing opportunity. Occupy Wall Street started 37 days ago as a protest against Wall Street greed. Now it’s a tourist trap, complete with souvenir vendors.

Occupied Wall Street Journal, Issue 3

Here it is! The third issue of The Occupied Wall Street journal has hit the streets. You can read it here.

We interrupt OWS for these messages

Occupy Wall Street has inspired two controversial TV commercials, one in support of the protest and one against it. Watch both commercials here:

Dirty, filthy, nasty: The media’s OWS bias

You’ve heard about those Occupy Wall Street protesters. They’re filthy, lazy freeloaders. They’re openly using drugs and relieving themselves in public. They’re disrespectful of 9/11. Neighbors are fed up with them. Sounds pretty bad. Except none of that is true.

Top 5 lazy Occupy Wall Street story ideas

If you’ve been following the month-old Occupy Wall Street demonstration, you’ve seen some of the same news stories come up over and over again. Reporters would be smart to avoid these over-done Occupy clichés.

Who coined the phrase “The 99%”?

One of the most popular slogans at the Occupy Wall Street protest is “We are the 99%!” It refers to everyone outside the upper 1% of incomes. The phrase draws attention to the gulf between the rich and poor, and … Continue reading

Ben & Jerry’s supports Occupy Wall St.

Ben & Jerry’s has announced its support for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Is this a sincere gesture of support, a marketing gimmick, or pure hypocrisy? Let’s take a look.