Tag: censorship

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Online media are more a part of the problem of misinformation ‘than they are the solution’ (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Republican complaints about FCC net neutrality plan grow (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 3. Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary (Lori Baitarian / Committee to Protect Journalists) 4. Flipboard […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

In a move unlikely to surprise those who access the Internet from mainland China, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently blocked several popular tools used to bypass the “Great Firewall” national Internet censorship system. Citing the need to protect “cyberspace sovereignty” and to “maintain cyber security and steady operation,” the Ministry changed firewall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’ (Nitasha Tiku & Casey Newton / Verge) 2. The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 3. Apple is talking to TV programmers about its own web TV service (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Omidyar in Hawaii: The billionaire […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Charlie Hebdo murders are no excuse for killing online freedom (David Meyers / GigaOm) 2. The Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoons: Media outlets shy away or take a stand (Brian Stelter & Tom Kludt / CNN Money) 3. The looming threat of newsroom cyber attacks (David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Advance claims digital […] more »

by Mahsa Alimardani

“The Internet environment is like a raging river full of water, and the water keeps on brimming and roaring. If we devise a plan for this river, and can direct it as we wish to a dam, we can create opportunities out of it. But if we leave it, and do not devise plans for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter users love TV so much they’ll pay to watch (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Gawker discusses cost of ‘gamergate’ (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Zakaria critics turn their attention to Malcolm Gladwell (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Twitter suspends journalist’s account after he publishes public document (Yasha Levine & Paul Carr […] more »

by James Breiner

A renowned media critic sounded the alarm in 1960 about corporate takeovers of newspapers and layoffs of hundreds of journalists. He worried that the power of the press was being concentrated in too few hands. It was in his column in the New Yorker, The Wayward Press, that A.J. Liebling tossed off one of his […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ferguson prosecutor blames social media and Twitter strikes back (Lorena O’Neil / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. How Ferguson protesters use social media to organize (Rubina Madan Fillion / Wall Street Journal) 3. BBC uses “collateral freedom” system to bypass Chinese censorship (David Meyer / GigaOm) 4. Dead Kennedys’ East Bay Ray explains how YouTube […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Whose privacy will Uber violate next? Why its latest bad behavior matters (Alexander B. Howard / Wired) 2. ONA and Poynter announce leadership academy for women (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Serial podcast breaks iTunes records as it passes 5m downloads and streams (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Nielsen to measure Netflix viewing (Keach […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why the New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Hong Kong: The difficult task of verifying news amidst censorship and social media (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment (Alyssa Rosenberg / The Washington Post) […] more »