Tag: nsa

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, [...] more »

by Denise Lu

With the NSA constantly popping up in headlines this year, it’s important to look into how to protect journalists who need to communicate with confidential sources. The Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to support and defend transparency journalism in an era when it is especially scrutinized. The foundation recently announced a crowdfunded campaign to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Q&A with Glenn Greenwald (Edward Moyer / CNET) 2. Where freedom of the press is muffled (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Brian Stelter, formerly of the New York Times, debuts as host of CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ (Erik Hayden / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Why are [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA faces sweeping review into extent of surveillance (Paul Lewis & Spenser Ackerman / Guardian) 2. New York Times offers a glimpse of the homepage of the future (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Netflix considers releasing ‘big’ movies in homes and theaters on same day (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. ‘Post-print’ startup Stateless [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Former NSA spy chief gets a tastes of his own medicine thanks to a random act of journalism (Matthew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. The role of news on Facebook (Amy Mitchell, Jocelyn Kiley, Jeffrey Godfried & Emily Guskin / Pew Research Journalism Project) 3. The decline of Wikipedia (Tom Simonite / MIT Tech Review) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers fight exile from Gmail inboxes (Claire Cane Miller & Stephanie Clifford / NYT) 2. Former NSA and CIA director says terrorists love using Gmail (Andrea Peterson / Washington Post) 3. Storytelling ads may be journalism’s new peril (David Carr / NYT) 4. What does ‘mobile-first’ mean to publishers? (Josh Sternberg / Digiday) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Twitter of tomorrow (New Yorker) 2. NSA mimics Google to monitor ‘target’ web users (Mother Jones) 3. Media shield act moves on to the full Senate (Washington Post) 4. New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services (Examiner) 5. Parents Television Council: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ premiere an example of why ‘a la [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo CEO Mayer: We faced jail time if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets (Guardian) 2. Tina Brown to leave The Daily Beast and publishing (New York Times) 3. NAA will stop releasing quarterly ad revenue figures, which have consistently declined (Poynter) 4. Vietnam’s Internet censorship bill goes into effect (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 5. BuzzFeed [...] more »

by Geoffrey King

The German magazine Der Spiegel reported recently that the U.S. National Security Agency hacked into the internal communication system of Al Jazeera. If the report is accurate, the targeted hacking of a news organization represents an assault on press freedom qualitatively different from — and in many ways more disquieting than — the perils posed [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA able to foil basic safeguards of privacy on the web (NYT) 2. Jeff Bezos likes print, thinks readers will pay for a bundle of news – is he wrong? (GigaOm) 3. Guardian’s Geary joining Twitter as UK news partnership manager (Guardian) 4. Details uses bloggers for native advertising (Adweek) 5. Oyster comes pretty [...] more »