Major commercial publishers are dropping their paywalls on coronavirus research for the duration of the crisis. That’s a great start.
The other first responders: local journalists
The Graham-Blumenthal EARN IT bill threatens key protections for Internet speech and exposes communications platforms to serious legal risk, potentially forcing them to undermine the security of their tools and their users.
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CBP officer made Ben Watson say he writes 'propaganda' before giving passport at Dulles Airport, journalist says - The Washington Post
#California's "gig economy" legislation may have adverse impact on independent news media outlets.
How the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Would Impact Media
Hong Kong journalists warn of rising police violence against them | World news | The Guardian
Brazilian President Bolsonaro says Glenn Greenwald may 'do jail time' - Committee to Protect Journalists
It’s Un-American To Be Anti-Free Speech: Protect the Right to Criticize the Government | By John W. Whitehead |
The CIA Wants To Make It Easier To Jail Journalists And No One In Congress Is Stopping It From Happening | Techdirt
Delighted to see the release of the new privacy-friendly keys.openpgp.org keyserver, which finally fixes a number of serious issues in the aged SKS network. The new server finally lets you replace or delete your keys and has separation of key and identity data!
"It's already nearly impossible to separate actual journalism from the argumentative noise on the cable networks that dominate so much of public perception. When that line is finally obliterated and we sink into the cesspool beckoning us to its depths, this historically flawed, imperfect tool for revealing and routing racism will look and sound indistinguishable from the noise and become just as irrelevant."
Trump threatened Time journalist with prison over Kim Jong Un letter
RT @spj_tweets: "Flaws and all, I believe the free press is our country's most important institution — one I am more than happy to defend." — William H. McRaven. #FreePressFriday https://t.co/zHdMFe7s54 —@firstname.lastname@example.org http://twitter.com/spj_tweets/status/1126879968573763584
"Trust in the media is broadly down worldwide, but the situation in the United States is a little different: ...Democrats’ trust in the U.S. news media has increased (amid Trump’s “fake news” accusations), while Republicans’ trust has decreased." https://t.co/okOLUWSRPZ —@email@example.com http://twitter.com/spj_tweets/status/1140329491874664450
Canadiens and Canadiennes in uproar as student paper takes stand on gender | World news | The Guardian
The Decline of Newspapers Is Bad for Politics, Debt and...Pollution, Studies Show https://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-newspapers-government-studies.html
How To Conquer Writer’s Block – http://www.returnofkings.com/196297/how-to-conquer-writers-block