Journalism

NCAC Supports Senate Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Escalating Attacks on Media

By |2018-08-01T17:16:34-04:00August 1st, 2018|Press Releases|

In response to the White House's decision to ban a CNN reporter in retaliation for asking a question, ten Senators have introduced a resolution condemning increasing infringement on press freedom, with the support of several national civil liberties organizations.

Trump’s Threats to Sue NY Times Confirm his Disdain Toward First Amendment Protections; UPDATE: ABA Agrees to Publish Trump Libel Article

By |2016-11-03T18:11:37-04:00October 14th, 2016|Blog|

Legal experts believe Trump's continued legal threats to the NY Times are empty, stunts that prove his disrespect for 1st Amendment protections.

Reading Below the Fold, and Between the Lines

By |2019-03-07T21:50:58-04:00April 19th, 2011|Blog|

After a member of the La Salle University's faculty hosted an optional symposium with special guests (read: exotic dancers), the editors of the university's  paper The Collegian knew they had a story on their hands. One of the Collegian staff members interviewed two students who had attended the conference, as well as university officials and the professor himself.  But the [...]

Democracy Now: Journalist Searched On Return From Haiti

By |2016-01-14T12:53:00-04:00February 15th, 2011|Blog|

Democracy Now! reports the Obama administration is continuing the Bush regime's policy of directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to search and copy computers, smartphones, cameras, and hard drives of "listed" Americans returning to the United States. ACLU (NCAC member!) staff attorney Catherine Crump says "many journalists and lawyers who often work abroad have also experienced similar interrogations." The ACLU [...]

Corporate Censorship: GE and NewsCorp shut up Olbermann and O’Reilly

By |2019-03-13T18:19:26-04:00August 4th, 2009|Blog|

The New York Times ran an article this past Saturday, "Voices From Above Silence a Cable TV Feud", about how GE and NewsCorp enforced a kind of "cease-fire" – otherwise known as corporate censorship - on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Fox's Bill O'Reilly. While I’ve always found the battle between Olberman and O’Reilly to be exhausting (though admittedly entertaining), the [...]

Why Would Anyone Protest Walter Cronkite?

By |2019-03-13T18:19:07-04:00July 30th, 2009|Blog|

When I first heard that Fred Phelps, the famous anti-gay activist, planned to protest the funeral of one of the modern heroes of journalism, the late Walter Cronkite, I thought I had missed something in The New York Times obituary.  I combed through it again, revisiting those classic moments in broadcast history that have been replayed over and over:  the [...]

Facebook Reveals the Corporate Face of the Associated Press

By |2019-03-13T15:04:20-04:00June 26th, 2009|Blog|

The media never looked more corporate.  After reprimanding a reporter for posting a comment critical of the company’s investment decisions, the Associated Press has come out with a new policy governing the use of social networking sites.  Among the AP’s requirements for all employees, not just reporters, is: Posting material about the AP’s internal operations is prohibited on employees’ personal [...]

ACLU sues school for violating First Amendment

By |2019-03-12T18:32:28-04:00November 12th, 2008|Blog|

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Fall Brook High School for violating free speech rights by getting rid of its journalism class and removing the faculty advisor to the school's newspaper after disputes over two articles. The first article was about the school board's refusal to close Fall Brook High School during the wildfires last year and [...]