Legal Drama

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Culture
by Geoffrey King

The following is a guest post from CPJ. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. The revelation that the FBI sent a fake Associated Press story containing malware to a teenager suspected of making bomb threats has brought “spear phishing” back into the public consciousness. The technique, which combines malicious software with social cues tailored […] more »

Legal Drama
by Rob Arcamona

Last week, a Missouri judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, suspending part of a law that would have made it illegal for teachers and students to connect via social networks. Section 162.069.4 of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which aims to protect children from sexual predators — prohibits teachers from establishing, […] more »

Legal Drama
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 consider the ruling in the YouTube vs. Viacom court case, with the judge essentially throwing out Viacom’s […] more »

Legal Drama
by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Traditional print newspapers and magazines are experiencing upheaval thanks to the rise of the Internet, but they are not the only information providers facing serious challenges. Even before the tumult created by the recent recession, major financial firms were struggling with the effects of competition from online financial news aggregation services aimed at investors. In […] more »

Legal Drama
by Steven Davy

Search the name of Representative Pete Hoekstra of Michigan’s second district and PeteHoekstra.com is among the top results. But click on the site and you’ll encounter this tag line: “Dangerous, Polarizing & Bad for Michigan!” Rep. Pete Hoekstra How could a nine-term Congressman, a ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and now […] more »

Legal Drama
by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition I focus on the brouhaha surrounding Gizmodo obtaining a next-generation prototype of the Apple iPhone. The tech blog paid $5,000 for the prototype, took it apart, and then returned it to Apple. But police raided Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s house and took away […] more »

Legal Drama
by Mark Glaser

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more. Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the trouble Google is having in […] more »

Legal Drama
by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the new Bay Area News Project, a non-profit startup with $5 million in funding from financier Warren Hellman, in association with KQED and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Plus, the FCC’s new chairman Julius Genachowski makes waves by supporting […] more »

Legal Drama
by Mike Rosen-Molina

When New York-based animator Nina Paley decided to distribute her independent animation project “Sita Sings the Blues” online for free, she recalled the fate of 1920s jazz vocalist Annette Hanshaw. Once hugely popular, Hanshaw had almost completely disappeared from public knowledge when Paley decided to include her songs in the score for her film. “How […] more »


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