Tag: anonymity

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Rupert Murdoch apologizes for hacking scandal (NYT) 2. Providence sells its stake in Hulu, company valued at $2 billion (Bloomberg) 3. Redbox revenue grows 39 percent in the first quarter (LAT) 4. Gawker still embraces anonymous commenters as other media [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

My first internship was covering state politics. College parties were nothing compared to the drinking, carousing and eye-opening public behavior I saw during the legislative session. It was the 1970s — a mere decade after the “Mad Men“ ’60s. Each week brought a new jaw-dropper, such as when a legislator told me he’d be happy [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

On November 13, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s website, StLToday, asked readers to comment on a story titled, “What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?” Soon, a commenter posted a reply that included a “vulgar, two-syllable word for a part of a woman’s anatomy,” according to an online account by Kurt Greenbaum, the paper’s director of [...] more »

by Craig Silverman

On Sunday, the New York Times published an Editors’ Note detailing a conflict of interest: The “Place” feature about Miami in the T magazine travel issue on Nov. 22 included a reference to the 8 oz. Burger Bar. The writer has had a long personal relationship with a co-owner of the restaurant; had editors known [...] 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 »