New York Times’ David Carr Dies after NSA Forum

Here's the last public appearance by NY Times' media critic David Carr, at a remarkable forum on Thursday with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras and NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden. Carr, sadly, passed away just hours after this. This lively event is a fitting tribute to his work and contribution.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: February 15, 2015

U.S. Drops Attempts to Force Journalist Testimony

Good news, finally: the Obama Justice Department has backed away from forcing reporters to testify about their sources. In two cases, including the high-profile leak prosecution involving the New York Times' James Risen, prosecutors are dropping attempts to compel journalists to testify or face lengthy jail terms for contempt.

Source: Washington Post

Posted on: December 13, 2014

Can You Be Both an Activist and a Journalist?

In a refracted media world where information comes from everywhere, the line between two “isms” — journalism and activism — is becoming difficult to discern. The question of who is a journalist and who is an activist and whether they can be one and the same continues to roar along, most recently in the instance of Glenn Greenwald’s reporting for The Guardian on the secrets revealed by Edward J. Snowden.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: July 1, 2013