Tag: shield law

by Jonathan Peters

Edson C. Tandoc, Jr., a Fulbright Scholar at the Missouri School of Journalism, co-authored this post. Earlier this month we published a scholarly article in Quorum, the online edition of the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, exploring the definition of a journalist. We culled a variety of sources that conceptualize a journalist in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Shield law won’t keep government from spying on press (New York Observer) 2. Apple CEO: We rejected settlement in e-book suit (CNET) 3. The New York Times experiments with native advertising…on two wheels (Nieman Lab) 4. At high school papers, the ink is drying up (NYT) 5. One-quarter of tablet owners prefer digital magazines […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

If you’re a self-described journalist who posts on Internet message boards, then you’re not protected by the reporter’s shield law. So says, at least, the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Earlier this week, it handed down Too Much Media LLC v. Hale [PDF file], a case featuring porn, cybersecurity and death threats. (What more could […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

On September 8, the French Senate voted for a bill, called Loppsi 2, that seeks to create a dangerous online filtering system that could jeopardize the work of journalists and bloggers, as well as online freedom of speech for French citizens. If this bill becomes law, any French website could be shut down with nothing […] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the recent move by U.S. senators to amend a Federal journalist shield bill to exclude […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

When Sen. Charles Schumer amended the Senate’s bill to exclude unpaid reporters, bloggers, and citizen journalists from a proposed federal shield law, many in the Internet and journalism community were outraged. In the wake of the change, MediaShift published an article that argued Why Bloggers and Citizen Journalists Deserve a Shield Law. [Ed. note: please […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Today in the United States, there is no legislation that allows bloggers to protect their sources. Yet bloggers have become a great way for the public — and journalists in particular — to keep informed about important topics. A survey from Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research released on September 22 found […] more »