Three more journalists have been reported missing in Libya today, an increasingly hostile place for reporters and photographers trying to bring news of what is actually happening in that country to the outside world.
Here is the latest information from the Associated Press:
Two journalists working for a French news agency and a photographer traveling [...]
One of my favorite features of national Sunshine Week is the effort by cartoonists to highlight the many threats to America’s free press and public access. Today, MissoulaEditor.com brings you two of those political cartoons – as a reminder that our freedoms require vigilance and support. All of us here at the Missoulian work diligently [...]
This isn’t the kind of news I want to hear on “Sunshine Week,” as we celebrate this nation’s guarantee of a free press and our individual and collective rights to public access:
A senior federal employee was illegally demoted after she quietly complained that political appointees within the Department of Homeland Security were blocking journalists’ requests [...]
Troubling news this afternoon from Libya: Four journalists for the New York Times were reported missing today – the latest in an increasing number of attacks on journalists covering the recent uprisings in Egypt and Libya.
Here is the initial Associated Press story:
NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York Times journalists covering the fighting in Libya [...]
Newspapers all across the nation are in the midst of Sunshine Week, our annual campaign to educate the public about the importance of our nation’s rights to a free press and public access.
At the Missoulian, we launched the week with a call to Montana legislators to support Senate Bill 217.
Here’s our editorial:
At about this [...]
So what do you make of AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post for $315 million? (Aside from marveling at the $1 million invested in the Huff Post when it was launched in 2005, and its value when the sale was completed late Sunday.)
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong says the deal will push his company squarely into [...]
I need your help. The Missoulian wants to nominate someone – or a group of “someones” – as a “local hero” of open government and public access for the annual recognition sponsored by the American Society of News Editors during Sunshine Week.
Please send me your nominations and contact information, either by replying to this [...]
I’ve chided former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin here before for her attacks on the mainstream – or as she says, “lamestream” – media. So it’s only fair that I also recognize Palin’s new approach, a cautious embrace of those same lamestream journalists.
Here’s a bit of what Politico.com’s Kenneth Vogel has to say about the change, [...]