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Derek Hawkins

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It's more important than ever that we reconsider how we approach news. NewsTrust provides the critical and organizational tools to make us smarter, more skeptical news consumers and wiser citizens. I am a former Assistant Editor at NewsTrust.

About Derek Help
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation: Journalist, freelancer
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Journalism: 5-9 years
Education: College graduate
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Languages: French
Politics: Far Left
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Income: $25K to $49K
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Address: San Francisco, CA, 94110, US
Phone: (Five seven one) 228-5361
Last Visit: Jul 29, 2011 - 10:09 AM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2010 - 10:30 AM PDT

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Derek reviewed this story - May 3, 2011
Derek's Rating
2.5

First bin Laden was armed and used his wife as a human shield, then he was unarmed and didn't use someone else's wife as a human shield. Given the administration's backpedaling on the narrative of the raid on bin Laden's compound, I don't consider the unverified word of anonymous U.S. officials to be good, reliable information about this event.

“Can you imagine what’s on Osama bin Laden’s hard drive?” Yes. And I can also imagine what the United States could have gleaned from Osama bin Laden himself were he captured instead of killed.

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Derek reviewed this story - Mar 14, 2011
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3.5
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Derek reviewed this story - Mar 14, 2011
Derek's Rating
3.7

Firm reporting. Leaves little understated. Laced with plenty of hard numbers to give the story some weight. I knocked it for relevance a little only because some of the news is several hours old—as in, this is what I was reading during my commute this morning.

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Derek reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Derek's Rating
4.1

Loses points for fairness due to some excessive self-reference (see quote), but overall this is a well-contextualized and important story.

File this under "Things That Would Have Made Us A Lot Angrier During The Bush Administration."

Meanwhile, the refusal to provide to McClatchy a copy of the memo is noteworthy because the Obama administration — in particular the OLC — has ... More »

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Derek reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Derek's Rating
3.4
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.6

Certainly not an uplifting year-end roundup, but an intelligent one. Each of the items FP features deserves a place on the list, no fluff. Interesting that the publication chose chronological order as opposed to ranking them by importance.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.7

This lays out the some of the key investigations and enforcement efforts regulators have undertaken in the past year against the major players in the financial crisis. You're left to decide for yourself how effective they've been on the whole. Overall, an informative, well sourced roundup. I would have liked to see more about how Dodd-Frank could change things next year.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
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3.5
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.0
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.5

A bit wonky, but this story covers a topic that got buried by the other aspects of financial reform: what happens to the mortgage market? Indiviglio doesn't espouse any solutions, but presents a clear, tempered picture of how Congress could move forward.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.5
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.5

Definitely the list I expected to see from Wired, but well put together.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.0
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.6
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.3

So, the Census Bureau demographers projected Arizona’s population to be 6,668,079 but the actual number was 6,392,017 or 276,062 fewer people than what the Census ... More »

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.8

A subtle call for more government intervention to lift the country out of the recession. Could have been heavier on the details, but the argument here is original, somewhat contrarian.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.3

Short hard news report that discusses in small but accurate detail how Treasury will boost its oversight of TARP money recipients.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.4

This story works because its framed appropriately to support the heavy criticism herein. The reporter could have reached out to more sources on her own rather than quoting from statements, but her work was overall informative.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.5

Fairly well contextualized numbers story. Pulls from an interesting mix of sources to test the pulse of the holiday economy.

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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
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3.0
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Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted this story - Dec 28, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek posted and reviewed this story - Dec 27, 2010
Derek reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2010
Derek's Rating
3.3

A fine story that could have been made more interesting by discussing the specifics of what these 700-odd climate scientists plan to do as part of their public campaign. As it stands, this piece is pretty general.

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Derek posted this story - Aug 18, 2010
Derek posted this story - Aug 17, 2010
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