Today, Anne Frank is a Syrian girl

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Today, Anne Frank is a Syrian girl
August 25th, 2016
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Threads for Thursday


"Today, to our shame, Anne Frank is a Syrian girl," writes NYT's Nicholas Kristof under a headline stating the same (one of today's most popular pieces, already at 14,000+ shares so far). As Kristof points out in a later tweet, "Anne Frank studied English as her dad pleaded for a US visa--and was rebuffed. History rhymes." The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg praises Kristof for a piece that "usefully reminds us that Jewish refugees 80 years ago were seen as threats, just as Syrians are today." At ABCNNatasha Mitchell reminds everyone, "On our watch. ... Rwanda...Srebrenica...Darfur...Dachau...on our watch."

A lot of tech news trending today:

And in politics, both here and abroad:

Question of the day


Our last question asked: People are flocking to Palawan, Philippines to see a giant, 75-pound what? And why are we only seeing it now, after 10 years? A fisherman may very well have found the world's largest natural pearl, but he kept it hidden under his bed for a decade as a good luck charm. In case you were wondering, it was valued at $93 million in 2003!

Congrats to Laura Kath of Mariah Marketing for being the very first to answer that correctly (and adding the hashtag #WhamBamThankYouClam)! Honorable mentions go out to Tiffany R. JansenMark GibbsNatalie Tindall (who adds this gif reaction), Michele MillerRon Casalotti (who quips "What kind of bed? An oyster bed, of course"), John WallDebkrol (who laments the pearl is "Alas, not one of sorely-needed wisdom this election cycle) and Carrie Gray for all getting that exactly right, too.

As for today's question, here it is: What got Athlon Sports contributor Jim Weber banned from Twitter recently?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Thursday


Your top career moves to know:

  • The first of her kind: The Washington Post has just named Karen Attiah (at right) its inaugural Global Opinions editor and producer. Attiah joined the Post in 2014 after acting as a social media consultant for the World Bank, specializing in Africa.

  • Interesting beat combo ya got there: Gizmodo welcomes Eve Peyser as night editor. Peyser is a freelancer and comedian who most recently covered technology and sex for

  • New job, new climate: Melissa Sandoval is now a multimedia journalist for Telemundo Denver. Sandoval arrives from Miami, where she was a social media manager for WLTV Univision 23.

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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