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Top 6 Pulitzer Prize ‘Traitors’ in American Journalism

The Pulitzer Prize committee’s opinion that Edward Snowden is a public servant rather than a traitor or criminal is a scandal on the American right. But it is not a new scandal.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 READ MORE



Committee to Protect Journalists Warns of NSA Effects

One of the world’s leading journalism watchdogs warns that the NSA’s activities pose a “direct threat to journalism” by compromising the confidence between reporters and sources who hope to remain anonymous.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 READ MORE



Karen Lancaster

Gagging the Press: The Federal Case Against Barrett Brown

A federal judge has issued a gag order in the controversial case against journalist Barrett Brown, accused of a crime for, among other things, posting a link to a public site containing hacked files. Yes, the feds are trying to criminalize a journalistic act.

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 READ MORE



Snooping Around Your Skull

Scientists are working on tiny intelligent dust particles that can be inserted to monitor brain functions; the EU is cracking down on Israel by excluding its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem from future agreements; meanwhile, reporters at several news journals are getting “camera ready” in order to compete with broadcasters for video views. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE


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Exxon Threatens to Arrest Reporters for Entering Arkansas Oil Spill Site

The oil giant is sure doing its best to prevent journalists from covering the recent oil spill from its Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower, Ark., reporters say. And unfortunately for them, a pliant county sheriff’s office has shown it’s all too willing to help Exxon Mobil out.

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE



Lawmaker Reiterates Akin Remarks, Romney Feels the Power of the Press, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the GOP’s staunch anti-abortion platform and a CNN appearance by Todd Akin’s, er, chair.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE



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There’s a New Newspaper on Wall Street

Some say the media has done a less-than-stellar job of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protests these last few weeks, but the 99 percent found a way to circumvent that: They published and distributed their own newspaper Saturday, aptly named The Occupied Wall Street Journal. (more)

Posted on Oct 8, 2011 READ MORE


Reporters Blocked From Interviewing Palin Supporters

The McCain-Palin campaign has been criticized for limiting media access to VP hopeful Sarah Palin, and now it seems some journalists are having trouble interviewing her supporters, judging by the situation at the Alaska governor’s campaign stop Monday in Clearwater, Fla.

Posted on Oct 7, 2008 READ MORE


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richsamuels.com

‘Class Act’-ion at the L.A. Times

Former reporters from the L.A. Times and at least one current star columnist have filed a class-action suit against Sam Zell. The billionaire’s reign over the paper beginning in late 2007 has not been pretty, and the lawsuit contends that recent violations of federal financial rules have “diminished the value of the employee-owned company to benefit himself and his fellow board members.”

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 READ MORE


McClellan on 'Today'

Scott McClellan’s Disillusionment

Scott McClellan appeared on the “Today” show Thursday to discuss his memoir, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” and the “two defining moments” that caused him to become “increasingly dismayed and disillusioned ... with the way things were going in Washington, D.C.”

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton
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Nobody Votes for a Quitter

Real politicians don’t quit. They are defeated, indicted, jailed, die or, in some jurisdictions, ousted by term limits. So don’t expect Hillary Clinton to surrender just yet.

Posted on Apr 3, 2008 READ MORE


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chinadaily.cn

China Cries Foul Over Tibet Coverage

China has accused international media outlets of showing bias in news reports of the riots in Tibet. However, the media, too, have a gripe: Beijing has prevented foreign media from entering Tibet and neighboring provinces and has limited domestic access to foreign media reports.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton and reporters
AP photo / Elise Amendola

Making a Case for the Long View

Reporters often live in the moment, focusing on the present and forgetting, at least temporarily, about the past and future—a trait that works well for many journalistic beats. Boyarsky warns that “when such habits are brought to the political beat, we’re all in trouble.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2007 READ MORE


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Democracy Now! on the L.A. Times Firings

Amy Goodman interviews L.A. Times reporter Henry Weinstein about the shock waves that have rocked the newspaper since its corporate parent fired the paper’s publisher and editor. Unfortunately, it’s an all-too-common story these days.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Fired CIA Officer Was Top NSC Director

The CIA officer reportedly fired for leaking classified intelligence information is Mary O. McCarthy, who until 2001 was senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council.

Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Meeting With Reporters Off the Record

But the N.Y. Times refuses the meetings, which Bush is holding at the lowest ebb of his presidency. How this fits in with his “Blame the Media on Iraq” policy is something we’ll have to puzzle over.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


Blame the Media

Watch video clips of reporters who refuse to accept White House spin that the media is to blame in Iraq: CBS’ Lara Logan, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, and NBC’s Richard Engel

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


Panic in the Newspaper Biz

“I don’t so much mind that newspapers are dying—it’s watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.”

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


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From crooksandliars.com

Olbermann Smacks Down Ingraham

The MSNBC host calls radio talk show host Laura Ingraham “desperate” and “stupid” for criticizing the bravery of reporters in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


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From crooksandliars.com

Reporter Answers Criticism of War Coverage

An NBC reporter cuts through the chatter about unreported positive stories in Iraq: You can easily get killed reporting them. So how positive can the situation be?

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


Armed Cheney to Guard Ports

Attempting to defuse the controversy over the decision to place the operation of several key American ports in the hands of a company based in Dubai, Vice President Dick Cheney said today that he would personally patrol those ports with a 28-gauge shotgun.

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE



Paul Iverson / AP

Whittington Leaves Hospital, Speaks to Press

“We all assume certain risks in what we do…. Accidents do and will happen,” says the 78-year-old lawyer upon being released from the hospital.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE



From asu.edu

United Farm Workers Strike Back at the L.A. Times

The UFW refutes allegations that it exploits the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
Update No. 1: Read how it took three phone calls from a congressman and a former cabinet secretary before the L.A. Times would meet with the UFW.
Update No. 2: Check out an executive summary of the UFW’s charges.
Update No. 3: Marc Cooper on the UFW’s threat to sue him over a negative column he wrote.
Update No. 4: The L.A. Times prints several corrections to the story.

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


The Banality of Intelligence

Walter Pincus, one of the best-informed national security reporters in the country, offers a video critique of the Senate appearance of the nation’s new spy chief.  | video

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


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