Tag: FOIA

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Americans’ views on mobile etiquette (Lee Rainie & Kathryn Zickuhr / Pew Research Center) 2. As legacy media cuts back on FOIA, digital-only news outlets step in (Trevor Timm / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Media companies just closed the web gap, and now there’s a mobile chasm (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. Interactive video: […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple saves publishing…for itself (Joel Johnson / Fast Company) 2. Fusion launches in-house ‘news lab’ (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Ira Glass owns all of ‘This American Life’ (via Robert Feder – subscription) 4. Bloomberg fires digital editor Josh Topolsky (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 5. With ‘release to one, release to all,’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quartz is trying to make its articles stickier on smartphones (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. The New York Times, Vice News slam Obama administration over FOIA delays (Ben Geman / National Journal) 3. Yahoo wins rights to live-stream an NFL game this September (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Tired of waiting for […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Transparency is inconvenient. It’s inconvenient for the reporter who’s trying to report the news and it’s inconvenient for the government that attempts to hide information. “It is not unique for federal officials to go to great lengths to get around having to turn over documents or respond,” Sharyl Attkisson said during a keynote address last […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Using private email, Hillary Clinton thwarted record requests (Michael S. Schmidt & Amy Chozick / New York Times) 2. Edward Snowden ready to return to U.S., lawyer says (Nick Gass / Politico) 3. Tragic news video is showing up more in Facebook’s News Feed (Todd Wasserman / Mashable) 4. App for journalists: TwitShot, for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #illridewithyou: Hashtag offers solidarity with Sydney’s Muslims after cafe siege (via Guardian) 2. FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way (Kelly J. O’Brien / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. MSNBC expanding online with original programming, streaming video (Jason J. Hughes / The Wrap) 4. The New York Times and Women in the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Free flow of government information? Yawn (Margaret Sullivan / New York Times) 2. Mother Jones’ nonprofit fix for serious journalism (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Behind the alarming rise of the online vigilante detective (Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed) 4. 5 to 25% of your news site’s search traffic comes from Google News (Joshua Benton […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

In almost any city you can read your local leaders’ emails if you formally ask for them. In Gainesville, Fla., all you have to do is go here. In most states you can find out how tax dollars are being spent if you officially request expenditure records. In Wisconsin, you just click here. For the […] more »