Photo via White House
13 Nov 2018

Supporting Journalism Not Driven By Trump’s Insult Of The Day

Our journalism doesn’t depend on White House access. Hire journalists to report on daily injustices instead of President Twitter’s Insult of the Day.

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12 Nov 2018

How The Justice Department Uses ‘Law Enforcement Tools’ Against Journalists

Two annual reports from the Justice Department reveal how “law enforcement tools” are used by FBI and prosecutors when investigations target journalists

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Reporters' Notebooks. Photo by Joanna Poe on Flickr.
07 Nov 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 30: Prison Reporting

Kim and Brian share their best practices for journalists looking to improve their reporting on incarceration and related issues.

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Creative Commons Photo via Ichigo121212 on Pixabay (source: https://pixabay.com/en/prison-prison-cell-jail-crime-553836/)
20 Oct 2018

Member Newsletter: Breaking Through Secrecy That Enables Abuse Of Prisoners

Journalist and editor Brian Sonenstein recently wrote about retaliation for supporting the prison strike and provides further insights into his reporting.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo by Karol Franks on Flickr.
04 Jan 2018

Appeals Court Rules Against Idaho’s Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalists

In a decision upholding the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled key parts of an Idaho “ag-gag” law are unconstitutional.

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Crime Analyst Jeff Asher. Photo via Twitter.
11 Dec 2017

Crime Analyst And FiveThirtyEight Commentator Concealed Law Enforcement Employment

Jeff Asher, a New Orleans-based crime analyst who contributes to FiveThirtyEight, has not disclosed his employment with local police.

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Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) SBD aircraft during the Battle of Midway, after she had been bombed by planes from Enterprise and USS Hornet (CV-8). By U.S. Navy, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
25 Oct 2017

When Government Wanted To Prosecute Tribune Reporter For Leak—But Feared Public Just Wouldn’t Get It

New documents by the National Security Archive reveal why a grand jury refused to prosecute a Chicago Tribune reporter during World War II for a leak.

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Barrett Brown. Photo by Karen Lancaster (Given to uploader by the photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
30 Jun 2017

Barrett Brown Says Justice Department Subpoenaed The Intercept For Records On Him

The in-house counsel for the Intercept received a subpoena from the Justice Department for all communications between journalist Barrett Brown and his editor.

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Chicago Police. Photo by John W. Iwanski (usachicago) on Flickr.
07 Jun 2017

Journalists Sue Chicago Police For Records On ‘Heat List’ Used For Predictive Policing

Chicago journalists sued the police for refusing to release records that may reveal their computerized predictions on who will likely engage in gun violence.

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06 Jun 2017

Notes On The Trump Justice Department’s First Leak Prosecution

Reality Winner is the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act under President Donald Trump’s administration.

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