Tag: first amendment

by Eric Newton

Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important; it’s how we learn to use it. A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion in social and mobile media – their [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cell phones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down last week, is being heralded as a major victory for privacy rights and a landmark case with implications far beyond cell phones. The New York Times reports, “The ruling almost certainly [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Supreme Court will decide if the First Amendment can protect threats on Facebook (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 2. Wikipedia strengthens rules against undisclosed editing (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 3. Apple settles e-books pricing case with states, consumers (Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg) 4. DreamWorks Animation launches YouTube channel with Shrek, original series and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LEAP hopes its open-source, encrypted email will be useful for journalists, newsrooms (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journal Review) 2. Blogger’s incarceration raises First Amendment questions (Campbell Robertson / New York Times) 3. As informal English flourishes online, Standard Written English limits old media’s appeal (Jon Evans / TechCrunch) 4. Introducing the TGM SecureDrop Vault [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reuters ends plans for ambitious direct-to-reader service (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 2. Study: Most mobile news consumers prefer browser to apps (Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center) 3. Court: Facebook ‘like’ is protected by First Amendment (Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal) 4. New York judge won’t stop Dish’s ad-skipping hopper [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

One of the most troubling things about the politicians and pundits who are calling for Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s prosecution, calling him an accomplice to Edward Snowden’s leaks, is that just a month ago we saw the same language coming out of the Justice Department itself. Before the National Security Agency leaks captured the nation’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Rolling Stone contributing editor and Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings dies in crash (Rolling Stone) 2. Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment (Washington Post) 3. Looking deeper into the MPAA’s copyright agreement (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 4. Study: Facebook third most popular news source in the Arab world (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Gallup: Only 23 percent of Americans trust newspapers, TV news (Poynter)    Get our [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Despite Yahoo ban, most tech companies support work-from-home for employees (AllThingsD) 2. Proposed Florida law targets mugshot sites but hits journalists’ First Amendment rights (Nieman) 3. After 125 years, a new name and website for The Herald Tribune (NYT) 4. Ready for your close up? Social Studios turns Facebook feeds into TV shows (GigaOm) [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

I’m not one to make predictions about the future of our media. I’m much more interested in prescriptions. Rather than talking about what we think might happen, let’s discuss what we agree needs to happen and how we might get there. The media isn’t just something that happens to us — it is something we [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to [...] more »