Tag: free speech

by Julie Keck

1. Nick Denton ‘intensely relaxed’ by Gawker’s union drive (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for 7 years for leaking state secrets (Philip Wen / Sydney Morning Herald) 3. Sony hack: WikiLeaks publishes more than 30,000 documents (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Attempts by the French government last week to use vague legislation to block five websites for “condoning terrorism” would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech and tolerance, and Voltaire. The move appears to be part of a wider campaign by French authorities […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalists back in the firing line as digital media struggles to protect its own (Emily Bell / Guardian) 2. Why Internet journalists don’t organize (Lydia DePillis / Washington Post) 3. Louis CK’s new straight-to-fan special has no buzz, doing better than his first one (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 50% of Super Bowl ads […] more »

by Jean-Paul Marthoz

This opinion piece first appeared on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ blog. The attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has sent shock waves through France and beyond. Not only because 12 people have been killed in cold blood and many were wounded in what was the deadliest terrorist attack in France since 1961, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook walks a free-speech tightrope (Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal) 2. Vimeo to fund Maker Studios creators in exchange for exclusive windows (Josh Dickey / Mashable) 3. Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at the New York Times (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Shutterstock takes aim at Getty, […] 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. 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 Bill Keller left the New York Times to put a spotlight on criminal justice (Dara Lind / Vox) 2. Kickstarter campaign focuses on public radio (Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times) 3. Google has free speech right in search results, court confirms (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 4. Uber executive apologises after suggesting […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Whisper: The anonymous app that isn’t so anonymous after all (John McDermott / Digiday) 2. Turkish journalist briefly detained for tweets in first ‘reasonable doubt’ raid (via Hurriyet Daily News) 3. The other reason the TV guys are moving to the Web (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Boston’s WBUR wants to build a new […] more »

by Shawn Burns

In 2011, leading global media players gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to discuss Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age. Three years is a long time in the digital space (consider — Instagram was launched late 2010), but the words of the conference’s keynote speaker, Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO Ted Leonis, could easily […] more »