Tag: first amendment

by Julie Keck

1. Reuters ends plans for ambitious direct-to-reader service (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 2. Study: Most mobile news consumers prefer browser to apps (Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center) 3. Court: Facebook ‘like’ is protected by First Amendment (Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal) 4. New York judge won’t stop Dish’s ad-skipping hopper […] more »

by Josh Stearns

One of the most troubling things about the politicians and pundits who are calling for Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s prosecution, calling him an accomplice to Edward Snowden’s leaks, is that just a month ago we saw the same language coming out of the Justice Department itself. Before the National Security Agency leaks captured the nation’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Rolling Stone contributing editor and Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings dies in crash (Rolling Stone) 2. Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment (Washington Post) 3. Looking deeper into the MPAA’s copyright agreement (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 4. Study: Facebook third most popular news source in the Arab world (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Gallup: Only 23 percent of Americans trust newspapers, TV news (Poynter)    Get our […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Despite Yahoo ban, most tech companies support work-from-home for employees (AllThingsD) 2. Proposed Florida law targets mugshot sites but hits journalists’ First Amendment rights (Nieman) 3. After 125 years, a new name and website for The Herald Tribune (NYT) 4. Ready for your close up? Social Studios turns Facebook feeds into TV shows (GigaOm) […] more »

by Josh Stearns

I’m not one to make predictions about the future of our media. I’m much more interested in prescriptions. Rather than talking about what we think might happen, let’s discuss what we agree needs to happen and how we might get there. The media isn’t just something that happens to us — it is something we […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to […] more »

by Jillian C. York

This piece is co-authored by Trevor Timm. In its six years of existence, Twitter has staked out a position as the most free speech-friendly social network. Its utility in the uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa is unmatched, its usage by activists and journalists alike to spread news and galvanize the public […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Click here to read the whole series This piece is co-authored by Jeff Hermes and Andy Sellars. This year turned out to be one that could fit well in a Billy Joel song: peppered protesters, jailed journalists, Internet crusaders … the list goes on. To recap a year that has been chock-full of shifts in […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

Education content on MediaShift is brought to you by:  Innovation. Reputation. Opportunity. Get all the advantages journalism and PR pros need to help put their future in focus. Learn more about USC Annenberg’s Master’s programs. The best stories across the web on journalism education 1. Syracuse named best j-school in NewsPro poll (Jim Romenesko) 2. “Medical school model” […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Since the 1970s, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulated indecency in broadcast programming. It has enforced laws that prohibit broadcasters from airing, at least during certain hours, any “patently offensive” sexual or excretory material. And since the 1970s, broadcast outlets have attacked the FCC for doing so. They’ve challenged the agency’s authority, as well […] more »