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Eric Ortiz is the managing editor of Truthdig. A 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Ortiz founded the mobile app startup...

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Is WikiLeaks an Ethical News Source or a ‘Hostile Intelligence Service’?

CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks on Thursday after Julian Assange defended his organization in a Washington Post op-ed earlier in the week.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Archbishop José Gomez: We All Share Blame for America’s Broken Immigration System


The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes the solution must balance love and law with justice and mercy—regardless of legal status.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE

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OC Weekly Journalists Say Trump Supporters Attacked Them at Huntington Beach Rally (Video)

Much of the media claimed that anti-Trump supporters were the aggressors, but the alternative newspaper has a different story.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Woody Guthrie Art Projection on Oklahoma Capitol Sparks #WoodysGuitar Protest Movement


Two Oklahoma City artists turn the folk singer’s iconic, message-bearing instrument into a giant canvas for civic engagement.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 READ MORE

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Donald Trump Praises Protesters After First Blaming Media for Inciting Them


The president-elect expressed an appreciation for dissent and called for unity in an early morning Twitter message on Friday. But don’t expect the protests to stop or protesters to be silenced.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE

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If the Pain of Cubs Nation Can Be Banished, Perhaps There’s Hope for the World’s Nations


After 108 years, Chicago’s lovable losers are World Series champions. Maybe, just maybe, anything is possible.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE

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How We Reinvent Democracy in America


We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE

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Eric Ortiz
Eric Ortiz

Eric Ortiz is the managing editor of Truthdig. A 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Ortiz founded the mobile app startup Evrybit, a live storytelling and reporting tool. Before becoming a Knight Fellow, Ortiz was a senior editor of new media at New England Sports Network (NESN) and an associate editor at ESPN. At NESN, he was responsible for the launching and development of its NESN.com website. At ESPN, he coordinated Major League Baseball coverage across all of the network’s platforms and conceived and directed the first bilingual multimedia collaboration with ESPN.com and ESPN Deportes. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of Stanford University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English. He lives with his wife and three children in Santa Monica, Calif., and volunteers at Homeboy Industries, which operates a program for at-risk youths, former gang members and the recently incarcerated.

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