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Theranos and former CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, settle SEC fraud lawsuit

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that they have charged Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, the company’s 34-year-old former CEO and founder, and ex-president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, with “massive fraud.” According to the SEC, those charged engaged in “elaborate, years-long fraud” to raise over $700 million through exaggerated or false statements about the company’s technology, business …

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The Atlantic: “My 150 Writing Mentors and Me”

Some great takeaways for young writers in this article in the Atlantic. It’s written by Joe Fassler, who created “By Heart,” a series I highly recommend. The TLDR-version of “My 150 Writing Mentors and Me” is this: If you want to write — start now. And find a way to suppress the feeling that anything you write won’t …

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CJR: “Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they have received”

Loving the advice/newsroom stories in this article from Columbia Journalism Review. Here are a couple gems to live (and write) by: “Write every story as if it is for page one.” – Jaweed Kaleem, national race and justice reporter at The Los Angeles Times. “I’m really not sure where this came from because it’s essentially a Reporting 101 …

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NYT: ‘Have you seen this?’ Series

Because you absolutely should. Especially the “Freaks and Geeks” post. Have you seen the shoes in this Manet? They're first steps toward a new kind of painting. https://t.co/SbK8lxySCd pic.twitter.com/5MXCvIM0My — The New York Times (@nytimes) August 15, 2017