Tag: media shield law

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns, and portions were adapted from Stearns’ report, “Acts of Journalism: Defining Press Freedom in the Digital Age.” This summer the Society for Professional Journalists debated a proposal to change its name to the Society for Professional Journalism. The resolution didn’t pass, but the 100-year-old organization […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ProPublica joins NSA chase (Buzzfeed) 2. A new media shield law would only shield corporate media (VICE) 3. Who owns the networked future of reading? (Guardian) 4. The upsides and downsides of starting your career in gender-specific digital media (Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Opinion: The surveillance state is trying to make journalism harder, slower, […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Political campaigns often produce a blizzard of ancillary election-related litigation — for an example, just look to the 2000 presidential campaign. When the press reports anonymous accusations during an election campaign, sometimes that litigation involves lawsuits by candidates or public officials seeking to learn the identity of those anonymous sources. In many states, newspapers and […] more »