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Here Comes the Judge: The Web's Anything-Goes Era Can't Last Forevernew

In short, pretty much anything goes on the internet. But many signs suggest the courts aren't happy with this state of affairs, and web hosts don't expect it to last.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  06-15-2009  |  Media

Co-Opting the Media: White Supremacist Code Printed Nationwidenew

James von Brunn, the accused shooter at the Holocaust Museum on Wednesday, is 88 years old. His age is no accident: "88" is white-supremacist code for "Heil Hitler." In printing his age, news outlets around the world have printed the white-supremacists' message.
Portland Phoenix  |  Jeff Inglis  |  06-12-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Hey, All You People Worried About Journalism: Meet the Future Pressnew

Take one glance at the eight-page tabloid Voice of the Tigers, put out by sixth and seventh graders, and its clear that freedom of the press is alive and well at Kansas City's Franklin School.
The Pitch  |  C.J. Janovy  |  06-09-2009  |  Media

The 'New Haven Advocate,' Outsourcednew

Wondering about the limits of outsourcing local news, particularly alternative journalism, the New Haven Advocate outsourced an entire issue of the paper to India.
New Haven Advocate  |  New Haven Advocate  |  06-02-2009  |  Media

University of Colorado Eliminates Its Faculty Newspapernew

Citing budget issues, the University of Colorado has eliminated its faculty newspaper. But is there more at stake than money?
Boulder Weekly  |  Erica Grossman  |  06-01-2009  |  Media

'Boston Globe' Union Balks!new

Will the Globe's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam reilly  |  05-14-2009  |  Media

Need Privacy? Pick Up a Papernew

As consumers, we increasingly pay for our purchases with some portion of our privacy, and that portion appears to be growing.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Bruce Schimmel  |  05-01-2009  |  Commentary

Will the 'Boston Globe' Survive?new

It still feels strange to ask the question: local press watchers (including me) have long assumed that the tabloid Boston Herald would die before its bigger, more sophisticated, more popular broadsheet competitor. Not anymore.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  04-30-2009  |  Media

Does 'The Sun' Have Anything to Teach the Miserable Newspaper?new

Sy Safransky, The Sun's founder, editor, and publisher, doesn’t worry about advertising falling off because the Sun carries none. The readers, almost all of them subscribers, pay the freight.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  04-13-2009  |  Media

Idaho Government Seeks Coverage via News Feeds and Social Networkingnew

What is the affect of media consolidation and changes in the industry on government agencies? What does it mean for agencies if their meetings are not covered? Some have turned to their own forms of outreach, including "Twitter-ganda."
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  04-09-2009  |  Media

A Canadian Aboriginal Magazine Tackles Issues with Positive Messagesnew

New Tribe's upbeat mandate is a hit with youth.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Trevor Scott Howell  |  04-02-2009  |  Media

Az. Senate Talks up Government Openness -- Then Gives the Press the Bootnew

At a Sunshine Week press conference, Arizona state Senate President Bob Burns talked about all the great things the Legislature has done to make government more transparent. Then he threw the journalists who cover the Legislature out into the streets.
Tucson Weekly  |  Hank Stephenson  |  03-26-2009  |  Media

International Rights Forum Addresses Free Speechnew

The ability to articulate how a society should be ordered, in response to such world-changing struggles, rests not just on the struggles themselves, but also on the public's access to the literary, and visual forms, as vehicles for addressing and digesting such transformative events.
Random Lengths News  |  Slobodan Dimitrov  |  03-21-2009  |  Commentary

'San Diego News Network' Will Revolutionize How News Is Gathered -- Maybenew

San Diego, brace yourself: There's a new kid on the news block, and it's a website called San Diego News Network (SDNN). Its mission: Revolutionize the news industry.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  03-11-2009  |  Media

After the 'Rocky' Taps Out, the 'Post' Acts Like It Won By a Knockoutnew

If the Denver Post rests on its laurels now, it could soon join the Rocky Mountain News as part of journalism history.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  03-09-2009  |  Media

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