Journalistic Practice

Is America still a beacon for press freedom?

Craig Aaron and Josh Stearns, Free Press

The United States of America -- land of the free, home of the First Amendment -- is supposed to be a beacon for the rest of the world. So where do we stand in the latest global rankings of press freedom?

Thirty-sixth.

That's not a typo. It's a national disgrace.

Read more.

Not who's a journalist, but what is journalism

Journalistic points of (non) privilege

RNC: Media Intimidation Condemned

Summary:

Television and radio host Amy Goodman was one of several journalists arrested this week. Television and radio host Amy Goodman was one of several journalists arrested this week. "We are concerned that police in St. Paul prevented journalists from covering a breaking story," said Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon on Tuesday. "We urge authorities to drop any pending charges and allow journalists to continue with their work."

The New York-based group, which monitors media suppression around the world, condemned the arrest of four journalists who were documenting the confrontational end to an otherwise peaceful antiwar protest on the opening day of the Convention.

Read more.
The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey