Deepa Seetharaman (@dseetharaman )

Deepa Seetharaman

Bio @WSJ reporter covering social media + politics. Ex-@reuters, @MedillSchool 👩‍🎓 deepa.seetharaman@wsj.com /dseetharaman@protonmail.com / DM for Signal.
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iPhone : NEW: NYT columnist David Brooks draws a second salary for leading an Aspen Institute project funded by Facebook, Jeff Bezos' dad, & others. He didn't disclose this to readers. The Times refused to say if the paper was aware of Brooks' second salary: buzzfeednews.com/article/craigs…

iPhone : The House just canceled scheduled sessions tomorrow after the FBI and Homeland Security issued report warning about QAnon conspiracies and March 4

wsj.com/articles/secur… twitter.com/rachael_levy/s…

iPhone : Mursal Hakimi, 25, Sadia, 20, and Shanaz, 20. The names of the young journalists shot dead in Kabul. Being a woman journalist in Afghanistan means near-certain death These women are heroes nytimes.com/2021/03/02/wor…

iPhone : Universities are using dropout prediction algorithms that are biased against Black and Brown students. This👇🏼quote is especially scary, because scores like this don’t just perpetuate bias, they can create it. themarkup.org/news/2021/03/0… The Markup per Ruha Benjamin

iPhone : just ONCE i want to see a female journalist on tv who isn't trying to seduce her subjects. seriously that plot line is officially retired. irl it goes subject hits on you (not vice versa) and it screws up your whole story cause you can't speak to him anymore the end BORING.

iPhone : very proud of my friend kate lindsay talking to the wsj about the time rolling stone reneged a job offer because she dared to negotiate the salary they offered her wsj.com/articles/when-…

iPhone : Bottom line: Reporters did not make Neera Tanden's tweets an issue. Senators did, with their bipartisan opposition to her because of her past comments. So her past comments about Murkowski were completely fair game and worth asking LM about. twitter.com/seungminkim/st…

iPhone : “The happiest place in medicine is anywhere there is vaccine, and the happiest people in medicine are the ones plunging it into the arms of strangers.” washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

iPhone : "The truth is, many on the left don’t understand what a reporter is.They loathe Fox News but assume that the mainstream media are basically on their side, the same way Fox commentators are on Trump’s, laying the groundwork for him to start his second coming at CPAC this weekend." twitter.com/jdawsey1/statu…

iPhone : "But the role of the press in a functioning democracy is as watchdog, not partisan attack dog. Politicians have plenty of people spinning for them. They don’t need the press doing that, too."

Amen. twitter.com/maureendowd/st…

iPhone : For class today, my students watched a panel of women professors share their experiences of sexism in academia. One sentence resonated with the women in class more than any other:

"The less visible I am, the safer this place is."

iPhone : Respect to the folks at WaPo for standing behind their reporter. If you run a newsroom and you do not have a plan for when, not if, when your reporters are subject to threats and harassment please get it together. The time to figure that out is before it starts happening.

iPhone : New: Amid a 2018 Turkish military campaign, Facebook ultimately sided with Turkey’s demand to block the page of a mostly Kurdish militia. “I am fine with this,” Sandberg wrote. propub.li/3pPMONW

iPhone : Journalism Job 🚨: The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced artist to join the team that creates our iconic original stipple drawings. Experience must include: Years creating stipple art & a strong stipple art portfolio reflecting experience in fashion & portraits wsj.jobs/new-york-ny/gr…

iPhone : House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent Mark Zuckerberg a letter ahead of a panel on disinformation tomm. (He isnt testifying.)

The letter cites some of our reporting and asks ?s about the influence of execs including policy VP Joel Kaplan.
energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrat…