Media Mayhem – The West Memphis Three and True Crime with Reporter George Jared

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Media Mayhem gets a taste of true crime reportage with George Jared. We talk about his no-holds barred coverage of the West Memphis Three, and address some of the journalistic pitfalls that threaten to take the teeth out of reporting disturbing cases. George is a natural storyteller and he delivers the hard facts regarding horrifying crimes, along with taking great pains to understand the line between sensationalism and enthralling writing. GUEST BIO: George Jared is a true crime reporter for Arkansas’ Jonesboro Sun. A graduate of Lyon College, Jared started his journalism career in 2004. Throughout his career he has covered a number of high profile murder cases including the West Memphis 3, the Green capital murder trials and other heinous crimes. In 2010 he wrote a series of comprehensive stories after interviewing Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis 3. He has also covered politics including stories of former President Clinton. George has won two first place awards from the Associated Press for investigative, news and feature writing. ADD’L LINKS: EPISODE SYNOPSIS: 00:01 Media Mayhem opening. 03:20 How George got involved with the West Memphis Three case. 04:30 Initial responses and reactions to the accused. 08:16 The reader’s reaction to graphic language in the newspaper. 09:48 When the case started to turn for George. 14:22 Broaching the subject of possible innocence with the readership and community. 17
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PART 1 OF 3 FINDING Anti-Micro-Otics Geocache MONUMENT HILL MOSMAN PARK West Australia

PETER BARRETT GEOCACHING GEOCACHE camel’s hump, Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little monetary value. Today, well over 350000 geocaches are currently placed in 222 countries around the world, which are registered on various websites devoted to the sport. History Similar to the 150-year-old letterboxing, which uses references to landmarks and clues embedded in stories, geocaching was made possible by the removal of selective availability from GPS on May 1, 2000. The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. The location was posted on the Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.satellite-nav. By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington). [edit] Origin of the name The activity was originally referred to as GPS stash hunt or gpsstashing. This was changed after a discussion in the gpsstash discussion group at eGroups (now Yahoo!). On May 30, 2000, Matt Stum suggested that “stash” could have negative connotations, and suggested instead “geocaching.”[1] [edit] Geocaches Geocache Loonse en Drunense Duinen in The Netherlands Geocache Loonse en Drunense Duinen

West Buddhism, a New Religion is Emerging as the Ideas of Buddha Travels West

Rio de Janeiro, RJ (PRWEB) April 24, 2008

Yanabooks is pleased to announce the launching of its first book, “The Gospel of Buddha”, an updated edition of a classical book on Buddhism that throws light on the core ideas of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, an eastern faith that is being reshaped in the West.

Since 560 BC Buddhism, currently the faith of 400 million people, spread from India to Tibet, China, Southeast Asia and Japan giving birth to new forms of Buddhism as it absorbed the local culture. But in the last century we are seeing a new move as Buddhism travels west. The so-called West Buddhism (or Western Buddhism) is taking shape as westerns abandon the prevailing ritual aspects of oriental Buddhism and shift the focus to its philosophical and ethical principles.

Western Buddhists believe that the ideas of Buddha, its concepts of ethics, compassion, mindfulness and meditation, can offer answers to the crucial questions of modern life, relieving stress and creating harmony and health at a personal level. At a social level we see in the news the action of the so-called Engaged Buddhism, term created by Thich Nhat Hanh and practiced by the Tibetan Dalai Lama and others. The Engaged Buddhism tries to apply the Buddhist insights to situations of social and political distress and considers the personal development a part of this process. Another point stressed by Western Buddhists is that it offers to individuals the option of an inner journey, being not necessary to be a member of a church, or to have a guru or even to believe in a personal God.

The core ideas of Buddha can be found in “The Gospel of Buddha”. This book, that introduced many westerners to Buddhism, was first published in 1894 and has sold about 3 million copies. The author, Paul Carus (1852–1919), a German American writer and a pioneer on the interfaith dialogue, collected from ancient records many accounts of Buddha’s life and fashioned a coherent and gripping narrative similar to the Christian Gospel of Jesus.

A free PDF version of “The Gospel of Buddha” is available to download on our website.

About Yanabooks:

Yanabooks is a new publishing house and on-line bookstore with a focus on Buddhism, Esoterism, Theosophy, Vedanta and Old Traditions, managed by Alexandre Mello, 53 y, a practicing emergency physician in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Mello jumped in the Internet bandwagon in 1993, when his two-year old BBS, called “Seculo 21”, start to connect the Internet by phone and provide Email and Usenet News to its users. In the nineties he gave many lectures on Esoterism and Internet and was an active member of esoteric organizations. Mr. Mello wrote articles, published by Brazilian magazines, like “Medicine and Virtual Reality” (1991), “Computers and Visual Strain” (1992), “Internet, World Data Network” (1993) and “Internet and Tourism” (1996).


Alexandre Bandeira de Mello MD, editor.

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