07 Nov 2019

California City Abuses Computer Crime Laws In Suit Aimed At Stopping Journalists From Publishing Records

A state appeals court in California struck down an order that undermined freedom of the press and prohibited a blog from publishing documents allegedly obtained through the City of Fullerton’s Dropbox account. Joshua Ferguson, a contributor to Friends For Fullerton’s Future, filed a lawsuit under the California Public Records Act

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07 Jun 2019

Interview With Rob Kall On His Book, ‘The Bottom-Up Revolution’

Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof.com, interviewed Rob Kall, OpEdNews.com founder and host of the “Bottom-Up” talk radio show. Kall launched OpEdNews in the 1990s and enlisted a group of volunteer editors to help publish submissions to the website. It was at the forefront of a shift in news that

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Credder.com founders Austin Walter (left), Chase Palmieri (center), and Jared Fesler (right)
22 May 2019

Founders Of News Review Site Plan To Accelerate Shift In Media From Clicks To Credibility

A new platform called Credder seeks to create a community and develop a collective memory around journalists and media outlets that will empower news consumers.

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03 Jan 2019

Why Establishment Democrats Are Attacking Journalism On Their Preferred 2020 Presidential Candidates

Establishment Democrats are waging smear campaign against journalist David Sirota and his reporting on Beto O’Rourke, who may run for president in 2020.

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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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