• Spiked: Fighting In-House Censorship When Media Managers Can’t Handle The Truth

    By Charles Lewis via Investigative Reporting Workshop One of the most aggravating occupational hazards for investigative reporters everywhere is internal censorship. Indeed, few things are more professionally debilitating than watching your story get killed or substantially gutted...

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  • Dick Pictures: A Lengthy, Hard-Hitting Analysis

    By Anya Schultz via Backseat Aziz Ansari is alone on stage. “Want to see something amazing?” he asks the sold-out crowd. “Clap if you’re a woman in the audience.” Loud applause. “Okay, now clap if a dude...

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  • The FAA Has Told Us What It Intends To Do. Now What?

    By Matt Waite via Drone Journalism Lab Today we got our first real look into what the FAA intends to do about regulating drones in U.S. airspace — and frankly, it’s surprisingly flexible and permissive given what...

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  • Big Telecom Tried to Kill Net Neutrality Before it was Even a Concept

    By Donny Shaw via Ars Technica The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced recently he would seek to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service so the government could enforce net neutrality rules, something that...

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  • The City That Outlawed Free Food

    By Michelle Chen via Nation Governing public space often boils down to basic social discipline. Some cities try to reduce littering by removing trash cans—thus limiting people’s options for tossing garbage in public. And some cities now...

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  • Who Needs Lobbyists? See What Big Business Spends to Win American Minds

    By Erin Quinn via Center for Public Integrity Forget lobbying. When Washington, D.C.’s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations, according to a new...

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  • How the “Ban” on Images of Muhammad Came to Be

    By Christiane Gruber via Newsweek In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a flurry of articles have explored whether images of the Prophet Muhammad are “banned” in Islam. While some Muslim voices are adamant that...

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  • Don’t Believe What the Government Says About Barrett Brown

    By Kevin Gallagher via NY Observer On January 22, jailed American journalist Barrett Brown will finally learn his sentence. This had been expected to happen last month, on December 16, but the government unleashed a torrent of...

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  • Paraphrasing Selma

    By Jonathan Band via DisCo Among the most powerful moments of Selma, the new film about the march Martin Luther King, Jr. led in 1965 in support of voting rights for African Americans, are the speeches, sermons,...

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  • How Real Journalism Brought Real Justice to West Virginia

    By Carl Gibson via Occupy The Dec. 16 indictment of Freedom Industries in West Virginia is the latest example of why in-depth, honest journalism that holds power accountable is so critical to a democratic society. In January 2014, Freedom...

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