Spying on The Associated Press →
Everything You Wanted to Know About the DoJ/AP... →
jcstearns: Everything You Wanted to Know About the DoJ/AP Controversy - an explainer with copious links.
If this sounds like democracy in action, with shareholders expressing their...– Guerrillas in the Boardroom by David Dayen (via thenewrepublic)
What journalists need to know about the Justice... →
poynterinstitute: Here’s a rundown of what we know so far.
So the scandal—the real scandal—is that 501(c)(4) groups have been engaged in...– Jeffrey Toobin on the real I.R.S. scandal: http://nyr.kr/19lLQLp (via newyorker)
There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the...– AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt
The HTC First, or “Facebook phone” as many prefer to call it, is officially a...– No Home for Facebook at AT&T: HTC First to be discontinued - Yahoo! News (via internet-freedom)
On Thursday, California Rep. Zoe Lofgren introduced a bill to restore wireless...– Free Press Action Fund Praises ‘Unlocking Technology Act’ | Free Press (via internet-freedom)
President Obama has picked Nicole Wong, currently Twitter’s legal director, to...– White House picks Twitter lawyer as chief privacy officer | Politics and Law - CNET News (via internet-freedom)
Coming Soon To Facebook: Video Ads →
In an attempt to open up a new revenue stream for shareholders the social network is bringing videos to the newsfeed.
“Our Internet freedoms are what we make of them. It’s only because so many people have mobilized in their defense of the Web in recent years that the Internet pendulum occasionally swings toward the good. But every advance for online expression has come with a fight. As the threat of censorship grows, millions more people must join the fight to protect online speech and deter any corporate...
1. In Germany and perhaps soon other EU nations, search engines that display...– Defamation, Autocomplete And Search Royalties: How Not To Govern the Internet (via internet-freedom)
Editorial: Obama should find a better FCC chair
Candidate Obama became President Obama touting media opportunities for minorities and women from the newsroom to the boardroom. His choice for FCC commissioner seems out of sync.
Many media companies file their proxy statements at the last possible minute, perhaps part of an effort to avoid ending up on annual surveys of executive compensation. But now that everyone is accounted for, it’s clear that being a king in the media realm comes with a very lucrative crown.
Hotmail Is Officially Dead →
The day of reckoning has come for the old mainstay of email. All user accounts have been migrated to Outlook.com where some fancy new features await.
Poynter: Los Angeles Times Drops 'Illegal... →
univisionnews: The Los Angeles Times will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.” By EMILY DERUY The Los Angeles Times will no longer use the terms “illegal immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant,” the paper announced Wednesday. While the Times has generally avoided such…
It’s a been a year now since I “surfed the web” or “checked my email” or “liked”...– I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | The Verge (via internet-freedom)
Obama's New FCC Head Is a Lobbyist
Totaling up the numbers is not a meaningful metric.– John Murray, who directs audience research and training at the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), to Poynter’s Rick Edmonds, in an article about why newspaper circulation totals aren’t reflective of the industry any longer. (via poynterinstitute)
I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their...– President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, or, perhaps more accurately, “nerd prom.” Here’s what people said about the dinner. (via poynterinstitute)
But the biggest damage to CNN has been self-inflicted — never more so than in...– In Boston, CNN Stumbles in Rush to Break News - NYT Via the illustrious @NYTfridge. (via journo-geekery)