Tag: free speech

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Ironically, journalists -— a group normally reluctant to theorize —- are today up to their ears in definitions, a favorite activity of philosophers. For some time, journalists and their associations have been trying anxiously to define “journalist” and “journalism” as a media revolution blurs the differences between professional journalists and citizens. I have some bad […] more »

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece by correspondent Josh Stearns. It’s nearly impossible to gauge the full impact of harassment of the press. How do you measure the stories that go untold because a journalist felt intimidated? How do you quantify the corruption that won’t be exposed because sources are afraid to talk? When the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How free should speech be on Twitter? (The New Yorker) 2. The NYT’s $150 million-a-year pay wall (Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Guardian strikes Dailymotion video deal (Guardian) 4. HuffPo pushes further into sponsored content (Digiday) 5. The inside story of the Moto X: The reason Google bought Motorola (Wired) 6. YouTube to open production […] more »

by Alex Kantrowitz

Since the end of May, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Turkey, using social media with great skill to propel their rebuke of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan forward. Day after day, the protesters have leaned on Twitter and other social platforms to spread information and organize demonstrations, spurring the masses into […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Among the younger generation in the Middle East, Internet use is surpassing TV, and that could have long-term implications in the region. And that increased engagement online comes with important, unresolved questions about media regulation online, according to new research by Northwestern University in Qatar. The study paints an in-depth picture of the role of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google, Twitter, Facebook, and the new global battle over the future of free speech (The New Republic) 2. Innovation from many corners: 2013 – 2014 Knight Fellows selected (Stanford) 3. The company that’s buying up all the key pieces of the online-news ecosystem (The Atlantic) 4. Knight, Gates donate $3.25M to project aimed at […] 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 Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Rugged, colorful tablets designed for kids (Wired) 2. Kim Dotcom’s Mega announcement (CNN) 3. Wikileaks, via Twitter, names Aaron Swartz as a definite ally, possible source (Mashable) 4. Free-speech ruling extends protection to online firms but not users (AP) 5. […] 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 Mourad Teyeb

The following is an opinion piece by Tunisian freelance contributor Mourad Teyeb: The elections of October 23, 2011, were by all means historic for Tunisia and the whole Arab region. It was for the first time in their history that Tunisians had a democratically elected Parliament, made of a variety of political parties and views. […] more »