Archive September 2008

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Journalism, audience and advertising on the Web

Presenter: Anthony Moor, deputy managing editor/Interactive, The Dallas Morning News

This big-picture presentation updates you on the relationship between the news media and news consumers. Things are changing rapidly, with readers choosing not to simply reside at the receiving end of a monologue. We'll review news consumption trends among old and new me


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Press freedom in China

ASNE supports the principles of openness and protection of news sources in China. In a letter to Yang Yiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the People’s Republic of China, ASNE President Charlotte H. Hall


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Atlanta Journal-Constitution — Shield law needed, not for press, but for democracy

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 05, 2008

American democracy is built on a concept of checks and balances between the arms of government. The American people now need the U.S. Senate to provide a very appropriate check on the judicial and executive branches of the


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Los Angeles Times — Senate deadline for a 'shield law'

The Senate needs to act quickly so a federal 'shield law' protecting journalists passes Congress.

Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2008

Because of the impending election, expectations are low that Congress will take action on any controversial legislation when


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Greenwich Time — 'Shield law' not perfect, but needed

Greenwich Time, Stamford, Conn.
September 8, 2008

Though the reputation of the press has been at a low ebb in recent years, the media needs to be free and feisty for a democratic society to flourish. With that in mind, the Senate should take up and pass the Free Flow of Inf


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El Paso Times — Shield law: Protection necessary for public, media

El Paso (Texas) Times
August 26, 2008

U.S. senators straining to go home for summer recess recently failed to approve a media shield law. A shield law would afford some protection to reporters protecting the identities of confidential sources.

Such a law is nec


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Washington Post — A Federal Shield Law

The Senate should pass a bill that would protect reporters and their sources.

The Washington Post
August 29, 2008

A SENATE BILL that got mauled in the run-up to the summer recess but that has momentum for passage in the fall is the Free Flow of Informat


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