Tag Archives: journalism

Reading Below the Fold, and Between the Lines

After a member of the La Salle University’s faculty hosted an optional symposium with special guests (read: exotic dancers), the editors of the university’s  paper The Collegian knew they had a story on their hands. One of the Collegian staff members interviewed … Continue reading

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Democracy Now: Journalist Searched On Return From Haiti

Democracy Now! reports the Obama administration is continuing the Bush regime’s policy of directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to search and copy computers, smartphones, cameras, and hard drives of “listed” Americans returning to the United States. ACLU (NCAC member!) … Continue reading

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Corporate Censorship: GE and NewsCorp shut up Olbermann and O’Reilly

The New York Times ran an article this past Saturday, “Voices From Above Silence a Cable TV Feud”, about how GE and NewsCorp enforced a kind of “cease-fire” – otherwise known as corporate censorship – on MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Protest Walter Cronkite?

When I first heard that Fred Phelps, the famous anti-gay activist, planned to protest the funeral of one of the modern heroes of journalism, the late Walter Cronkite, I thought I had missed something in The New York Times obituary.  … Continue reading

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Facebook Reveals the Corporate Face of the Associated Press

The media never looked more corporate.  After reprimanding a reporter for posting a comment critical of the company’s investment decisions, the Associated Press has come out with a new policy governing the use of social networking sites.  Among the AP’s … Continue reading

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ACLU sues school for violating 1st Amendment

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Fall Brook High School for violating free speech rights by getting rid of its journalism class and removing the faculty advisor to the school’s newspaper after disputes over two articles. … Continue reading

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