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FCC study: Necessary report or ‘national news nanny’?

The government’s record on good intentions and the news media provides enough cause to worry.

Bloggers enjoy First Amendment protection against libel suits

In a landmark decision, a federal appellate court held for the first time that blogs enjoy the same First Amendment protection from libel suits as traditional news media.

When and why we need to hear 911 calls

There are strong First Amendment reasons for disclosure of 911 calls, including those recently released from last year’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Reporting JFK’s death – 50 years of facts, conspiracy theories

Outside of the most rabid conspiracy circles, it’s fair to say we know a great deal about the assassination of President Kennedy thanks to a half-century of news and information brought to us unfettered by government censorship.

Preview: First Amendment issues on Supreme Court docket

Six cases on its docket raise First Amendment issues, including high-profile disputes over campaign finance reform and church-state relations.

Who holds the news media accountable? We all do

In-house ombudsmen who publicly criticize bad reporting by their news organizations help the public judge news-media credibility.

With Post purchase, Bezos has chance to remake newspaper model

Can Amazon founder sustain focus on holding government accountable in an era of news as celebrity fluff and pundit chatter?

On today’s card: national security vs. public’s right to know

We’re only in the early rounds of balancing legitimate national-security concerns against over-classification and with the need of the public for accurate information on what its government is doing.

Arresting journalists-at-work is a double-negative

Journalists – reporters and photographers – are being arrested while reporting on public demonstrations or police activity on matters of public interest.

Second try at a shield law echoes the first

An irony of timing twice has put U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning in the headlines at critical moments in gaining congressional approval of a federal shield law that would protect journalists and their confidential sources.

Ohio school board considers creationism education

Board members of a southwest Ohio school district are keeping on the table a proposal to add creationism to the curriculum.

News execs, Holder discuss subpoena issue

In a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, executives from several news organizations said government officials expressed a commitment to changing guidelines on issuing subpoenas in criminal investigations involving reporters.

Roberts says AG Holder should resign

Sen. Pat Roberts said Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over allegations that he knew of the gathering of journalists’ telephone records and emails.

Magazine fights Colorado limit on pot publication

A day after Colorado enacted a law taking marijuana magazines off store racks, three publications sued to block the provision.

House rejects change in concealed permit ID bill

Legislation that would make it a crime for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to publicly identify applicants for concealed handgun permits in Louisiana has been sent to a legislative compromise committee.