Oct 24, 2013

Deja few: State may again try to limit journalists

Reporters seeking credentials to cover state government are finding themselves in a holding pattern as officials review the policies

Jul 29, 2013

University of Maryland announces Lacy-Smith Award

COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland has announced the creation of an annual award that will be given to a sports journalist or broadcaster who has made “significant contributions to racial and gender equality in sports.” The Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award will be chosen by an eight-person panel and presented in conjunction with the […]

Apr 16, 2012

Judges, journalists clash over courtroom tweets

CHICAGO — Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut that time dramatically, as did live television broadcasts. Now comes Twitter with more changes, breaking up courtroom journalism into bite-size reports that take shape as fast as […]

Oct 6, 2011

List of claimants suing News of the World grows

LONDON — More than 60 people have filed court papers alleging their phones were hacked by the News of the World, a lawyer said Thursday, amid preparations for a group lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct tabloid. The claimants include movie stars, politicians and parents of two child victims of horrific violent crimes. Lawyer Tamsin Allen, […]

Jul 14, 2011

‘Not guilty’ means ‘innocent’

I’d like to discuss the most recent news surrounding Casey Anthony, namely, her desire to change her name and move out of the Orlando area. The moves are because of the verdict last week that acquitted Casey of murdering her daughter, Caylee. Due to the resulting shock and anger, Casey may fear reprisals and death […]

Apr 28, 2011

Inside the First Amendment: World press freedom comes at a cost

Thanks to the First Amendment, I’m free to write these words and you’re free to read them. But for about 84 percent of the approximately 6.9 billion people with whom we share this planet, that’s not the case. They live in nations where the press is only “partly” free from government control or criminal intimidation […]

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