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Snowden Coverage and Advocacy Journalism

The Edward Snowden government leaks have created a war between the U.S. corporate media system and independent media outlets. Here’s a refresher on the Snowden leaks and NSA surveillance on privacy rights. In his article for the Huffington Post, Jeff Cohen discusses the implications of TV hosts and news panelists who refer to the government with the pronoun… Continue reading Snowden Coverage and Advocacy Journalism

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Shield Laws

Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia provide journalists with a reporter’s privilege, or protection from the state government to subpoena journalists to reveal confidential information. Some states have statues known as “shield laws” which allows whistleblowers and sources to feel safe approaching journalists and leaking the wrongdoings in society. However, there is no federal… Continue reading Shield Laws