Tag: doj

by Geoffrey King

The following is a guest post from CPJ. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Last week, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with FBI Director James B. Comey, who made the case that steps taken by Apple and Google to protect user privacy were damaging the FBI’s efforts to fight crime and safeguard U.S. [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

How can journalists fight the war on journalism, both in the U.S. and abroad? As governments hunt down whistleblowers, leakers and journalists alike, many reporters are worried they now work in a world that criminalizes their profession, calling this a “DEFCON 2 journalism event.” Most recently, Chelsea (formerly known as Bradley) Manning, the source of [...] 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 Julie Keck

1. Apple denies conspiracy in e-book pricing trial (paidContent) 2. Abramson, Woodward and Brokaw speak out about DOJ media investigations (Poynter) 3. Netflix, Hulu dominate mobile TV viewing (Variety) 4. The distasteful side of social media puts advertisers on their guard (NYT) 5. UK considering Internet blocking of ‘radical’ websites (Columbia Journalism Review) 6. AP, Google award $20,000 scholarships to digital journalism standouts (ONA) 7. The journalist’s new [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Average American spends an hour a day of quality time with their smartphone (AllThingsD) 2. Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to Myanmar publisher (Journalism.co.uk) 3. In defense of Twitter’s role as a social media watchdog (Digiphile) 4. Research: Public interest in hyperlocal media is high while advertiser interest is low (London School of Economics) 5. Opinion: Who needs reporters? (NYT) 6. On-the-record quotes from DOJ’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter CEO: We’re a complement to news orgs, not a replacement (Nieman Lab) 2. NYT, AP will not attend off-the-record meeting with DOJ (Huffington Post) 3. The rise and fall of the social media editor (BuzzFeed) 4. Should Facebook determine what qualifies as hate speech? (GigaOm) 5. Google wants news organizations to clearly label ads that look like regular content (Circa) 6. Outsourced lectures and [...] 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 Julie Keck

1. Guardian’s digital-first strategy paying off, guiding the future (Guardian) 2. Opinion: Obama’s war on leaks undermines investigative journalism (Washington Post) 3. Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says (NBC News) 4. Judge leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case (Reuters) 5. How publishers organize in the social era (Digiday) 6. Financial Times tech blog and Twitter hacked (WSJ) 7. ‘Twitter Amplify’ advertisements [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

With Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform Tumblr, this week’s podcast will focus on the future of the two companies and how, or if, they’ll survive the transition. Will Yahoo become the youthful information hub it struggles to be, and will Tumblr finally become profitable without alienating its users? Then, in the wake of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Oklahoma tornado pictures, videos and messages of hope spread via social media (Mashable) 2. Fox News: ‘We will unequivocally defend’ Rosen against ‘chilling’ DOJ investigation (MediaBistro) 3. New York Times CEO calls digital pay model ‘most successful’ decision in years (paidContent) 4. Yahoo can’t decide if it’s a media company or a tech company (Washington Post) 5. Owner of Rolling Stone picks his son as [...] more »