Journalists are an endangered species. Harassed, arrested, tortured -- even killed.
According to the Supreme Court, police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. The unanimous decision, which was handed down this week, is being heralded as a major victory for privacy rights and a landmark case with implications far beyond cellphones.
OK, "ignorant" may be too harsh a word, but how else do we label the twin facts that only 14 percent of adults in the United States know that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the press and that nearly 30 percent cannot name a single right guaranteed by that amendment?
Yet impartial journalism is remarkably resilient, despite the mocking and stereotyping it has endured. There's plenty of room for other models, but it's worth recognizing the value impartiality delivers.
Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.
Can we stop supporting the exploitation underage people within the "gotcha" media, please? Youth deserve our protection more than anyone, and the current landscape of media reporting does little to ensure that the livelihoods of underage persons are protected.
I suddenly realized that it no longer felt novel to be turning virtual pages on a tiny lit up screen, checking out a conversation between people I'd never met about a story I wrote, in real time. "New media," I realized, is already old.
We need cooperation - or rather, as the title of the next session suggests: "coopetition". We can... I'd say we should cooperate in building the technological infrastructure that could help us make a difference, both in our editorial and our business mission. Relevant markets change, as we mentioned - and this cooperation could in no way be interpreted as an anti-competitive deal, but as a way to allow actual journalistic competition in a changed business environment.
The data also showed that reporters who identified as "activists" were more than twice as likely to be denied access. This bias against activist media may make sense to some, but the authors of the report point out the slippery slope this trend suggests.
Today, anyone and everyone has the capacity to be a journalist and to record with their smartphones potential abuses of government authority.
There are a lot of reasons why Americans don't know how the law affects them or why they believe things about Obamcare that aren't true. One of the biggest reasons is the failure of many in the media to provide anything other than the most superficial coverage.
For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.
Now the media is a deep, deep purple, reflecting shades of darkness, a silent oath broken as we watch Pakistan's media violently self-destruct.
My wish is that by supporting the Museum I'm doing what little I can to preserve the memory of Deputy Chief Jimmy Riches' son and the nearly 3,000 other victims of the attacks.
They are among dozens of reporters in Egypt who have been attacked, arrested or detained since last fall. The independent rights watchdog Human Rights Monitor says the violations against journalists since July 3, 2013, including killings, arrests, detention and military trials, are the "highest rates in Egypt's history."
Women are the backbone of today's food media. And yet, the women reporting on this issue area don't always get the attention they deserve.