Tag: press freedom

by Benjamin Shors

Before we departed on the 45-minute charter flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba, last spring, my students and I made a pact: No Facebook. No Twitter. No social media. We went so far as to turn off the GPS tracking on our phones, concerned that Cuban officials might fret about our digital footprints as we […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Major news organizations to reveal new freelancer safety guidelines (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Jon Stewart helped TV learn to love the Internet (because it had no choice) (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. World Press Freedom Index 2015: Decline on all fronts (via Reporters Without Borders) 4. Live publishing: The onstage redeployment of journalistic […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

In a move unlikely to surprise those who access the Internet from mainland China, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently blocked several popular tools used to bypass the “Great Firewall” national Internet censorship system. Citing the need to protect “cyberspace sovereignty” and to “maintain cyber security and steady operation,” the Ministry changed firewall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The ethics, hurdles, and payoff of advising an online student newspaper (David Cutler / Edutopia) 2. The folly of banning Yik Yak on school campuses (Ted Scheinman / Pacific Standard) 3. Journalism school dean: The First Amendment ends at insulting Mohammed (via Hot Air) 4. ​Will digital accessible books improve reading for students with […] 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. The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them (Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. How crowdfunding journalism affects reader relationships (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Ben Bradlee could teach us all a thing or two about real disruption (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Facebook offers life raft, but […] 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 Julie Keck

1. Can Longform become a Netflix for journalism? (Chris Dannen / Fast Company) 2. Springer, Pearson Russia independence tested by bill (Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg News) 3. Disney’s Maker Studios pacts with MiTú to produce Latino YouTube content (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. AT&T’s cord-cutter pitch: Broadband, HBO + Amazon, for $40 a month (Peter […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Apple just made buying digital media a lot more attractive (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom (Eric Newton / Knight Foundation) 3. Susan Glasser named Editor of Politico (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 4. NewsCorp: Google is a ‘platform for piracy’ (BBC […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Esquire sets up paywall to benefit James Foley memorial fund (Michael Sebastian / AdAge) 2. Internet traffic records could be broken this week thanks to apple, NFL, etc. (Dan Rayburn / Streaming Media Blog) 3. Netflix to join ‘Internet slowdown’ protest over net neutrality (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. Venezuela’s press crackdown stokes […] more »