Tag: first amendment

by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Last November, as racial tensions sparked mass protests at the University of Missouri, […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

I never thought I would write this: I was troubled by something, and Donald Trump helped me figure it out. Coming off the recent confrontation between protestors and journalists at the University of Missouri, I felt unsettled. My social media feeds — loaded with journalists, educators and students — almost immediately dissolved into a binary. Many […] more »

by Denise McGill

Journalists and protestors clashed at the University of Missouri on November 10, and thanks to social media, we all got a view of it in a widely circulated video shot by Mark Schierbecker. Despite some hairy moments in the video, things worked out well for student photojournalist Tim Tai. He acted with composure, and university […] more »

by Brett Johnson

The viral video depicting confrontation between protesters and journalists at the University of Missouri has become a hot topic of discussion in college classrooms nationwide. Commentators and pundits have labeled this incident an attack on freedom of the press, or even yet another example of overly liberal and overly sensitive college students and professors besmirching […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How news outlet The Canary aims to ‘diversify media’ (Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Instant Articles get shared more than old-fashioned links (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 3. First Look doubles down as First Amendment benefactor (Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. The most controversial hacking cases of the past decade (Kim […] more »

by Megan Fromm

Like many journalism educators, I spend a significant amount of time in my classes drawing what I hope is an unimpeachable link between journalism at its finest and democracy at its purest. I quote James Madison (in faux Colonial voice, no less), we read Cato’s letters, and my students learn what “watchdog” and the “Fourth […] more »

by Eric Newton

Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important; it’s how we learn to use it. A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion in social and mobile media – their […] more »

by Josh Stearns

According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cell phones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down last week, is being heralded as a major victory for privacy rights and a landmark case with implications far beyond cell phones. The New York Times reports, “The ruling almost certainly […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Supreme Court will decide if the First Amendment can protect threats on Facebook (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 2. Wikipedia strengthens rules against undisclosed editing (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 3. Apple settles e-books pricing case with states, consumers (Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg) 4. DreamWorks Animation launches YouTube channel with Shrek, original series and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LEAP hopes its open-source, encrypted email will be useful for journalists, newsrooms (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journal Review) 2. Blogger’s incarceration raises First Amendment questions (Campbell Robertson / New York Times) 3. As informal English flourishes online, Standard Written English limits old media’s appeal (Jon Evans / TechCrunch) 4. Introducing the TGM SecureDrop Vault […] more »