Jennifer Kay

Ask me anything   Miami-based AP reporter, among other things.

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twitter.com/jnkay:

    "Could this be the creature that we can all agree we should just get rid of?"
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    sesamestreet:

    They’re not sad men. They’re not glad men. They’re not bad men. They’re mad men.

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    newyorker:

On Friday, an Afghan policeman opened fire on a car carrying the journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, of the Associated Press, in Khost province. Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed in the attack. These pictures, all taken in the past few weeks, showcase some of her work from Afghanistan: http://nyr.kr/1i8EQWk
Above: An Afghan girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission office in Khost.

    newyorker:

    On Friday, an Afghan policeman opened fire on a car carrying the journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, of the Associated Press, in Khost province. Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed in the attack. These pictures, all taken in the past few weeks, showcase some of her work from Afghanistan: http://nyr.kr/1i8EQWk

    Above: An Afghan girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission office in Khost.

    (Source: newyorker.com)

    — 1 week ago with 661 notes

    photojojo:

    The photography world lost one its most gifted contributors today with the death of veteran AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan. 

    For the past few years, Anja was able to shed light on the realities of war in Afghanistan in a way that only a photojournalist of her caliber could pull off. See more of her incredible work below. 

    Remembering a Legendary Photojournalist

    — 1 week ago with 418 notes
    #news  #photojournalism  #afghanistan 
    futurejournalismproject:

breakingnews:

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan
AP: Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.
Follow more on this story at Breaking News
Photo: Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for a photograph in Rome. (AP File Photo)

FJP — Via the BBC:

The attack took place in the town of Khost near the border with Pakistan…
…[The two journalists] had been travelling with election workers delivering ballots in the Tanay district of Khost province.
An eyewitness said a police unit commander had opened fire on the journalists as they were waiting for their convoy to move inside a security compound.
The police officer behind the attack was taken into custody after surrendering to other police…
…The BBC’s Afghanistan correspondent, David Loyn, says the election is being protected by the biggest military operation since the fall of the Taliban.
Nearly 200,000 troops have been deployed across the country to prevent attacks.
Rings of security have been set up around each polling centre, with the police at the centre and hundreds of troops on the outside.
Reporting restrictions are in place, limiting what can be broadcast about the candidates.

For what it’s worth, Niedringhaus was a former Nieman Fellow. Some of her work can be seen on her Tumblr. See also her 2007 essay in Nieman Reports on the emotions of photography, and this 2013 photo essay of her work in Afghanistan from the Atlantic.

    futurejournalismproject:

    breakingnews:

    AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan

    AP: Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

    Follow more on this story at Breaking News

    Photo: Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for a photograph in Rome. (AP File Photo)

    FJP — Via the BBC:

    The attack took place in the town of Khost near the border with Pakistan…

    …[The two journalists] had been travelling with election workers delivering ballots in the Tanay district of Khost province.

    An eyewitness said a police unit commander had opened fire on the journalists as they were waiting for their convoy to move inside a security compound.

    The police officer behind the attack was taken into custody after surrendering to other police…

    The BBC’s Afghanistan correspondent, David Loyn, says the election is being protected by the biggest military operation since the fall of the Taliban.

    Nearly 200,000 troops have been deployed across the country to prevent attacks.

    Rings of security have been set up around each polling centre, with the police at the centre and hundreds of troops on the outside.

    Reporting restrictions are in place, limiting what can be broadcast about the candidates.

    For what it’s worth, Niedringhaus was a former Nieman Fellow. Some of her work can be seen on her Tumblr. See also her 2007 essay in Nieman Reports on the emotions of photography, and this 2013 photo essay of her work in Afghanistan from the Atlantic.

    (via reportagebygettyimages)

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    "I love to run amok, darling. It’s my favorite way to run."
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    #words  #running 

    darkryemag:

    Yemanja’s Caribbean Hot List: 10 Authentic Caribbean Things To Warm Up Your Life in DARK RYE’s Revival Issue

    The polar vortex has us all dreaming about the Caribbean this year. So come with us to Yemanja in beautiful Bocas del Toro, Panama. Like the rest of the region, there’s no dominant language, style of music or type of food. Your winter may be cold and dismal, but your hosts at Yemanja are here to tell you about 10 authentically Caribbean things that can warm up your life. — Read more and get warm at Dark Rye.

    — 2 weeks ago with 18 notes
    #haiti  #caribbean  #rum  #martinique 
    Coral Gables, Florida on Flickr.
Camera puzzle, Leica store, Miami

    Coral Gables, Florida on Flickr.

    Camera puzzle, Leica store, Miami

    — 3 weeks ago
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    An illustration of that time I made pound cake cupcakes that were so, so good … and then I’m pretty sure they almost stopped my heart. They were so good, though.

    — 3 weeks ago
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    Oh, good. Pythons have a better sense of direction than I do.

    MIAMI — Aside from being scarily large and voracious, Burmese pythons also are really good at finding their way home, according to new research conducted in Florida’s Everglades.

    The discovery about pythons’ unusual navigational abilities doesn’t much help wildlife agencies desperately trying to curb the invasive snake’s population in the fragile wetlands. It might be something reptile owners should think about, though, if they’ve considered illegally dumping an unwanted pet python in the wild.

    “This is like the difference between homing pigeons and other birds,” said the University of Florida’s Frank Mazzotti, one of the researchers for the study being published Wednesday in Biology Letters, a journal of Britain’s Royal Society. … READ MORE.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #pythons  #florida  #miami  #everglades  #science  #news  #snakes  #animal stories are the best stories  #wildlife  #why did it have to be snakes 
    "The Obama administration has a way to go to fulfill its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history. More often than ever, the administration censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press."
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