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WHO OWNS MEDIA AND EDUCATION?

Here’s an addition to their litany with kudos to the huffpost media watch team for reporting that matters.

RETURNING TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TENETS OF “GOOD JOURNALISM”

While it’s impossible to predict what’s next, what we do know is that we are operating in a state of continual disruption, where something new is always around the corner. Whether it’s the further proliferation of mobile devices or the evolution of social platforms and interactive channels, news organizations that are able to recognize these new trends will be ahead of the curve.

OXYMORONIC: The Commentary on the Lack of Commentary on Sally Ride’s Sexual Orientation By Robin Barnes

Who has truly disrespected Ride’s memory and wishes? The editor’s at the Times or Andrew Sullivan?

The Edwards Affair By Robin Barnes

Prospective jurors were asked their opinions of Mr. Edwards, their views on adultery, and their political leanings. Similar to the media coverage of the affair, none of these issues relate to issues of justice and fairness in democracy, nor has the case sparked any meaningful debate about campaign finance laws in general.

New Book – Privacy and Libel Law: The Clash with Press Freedom

In Privacy and Libel Law: The Clash with Press Freedom, Paul Tweed asks the reader to decide whether there is indeed any hope for a return to the principle of quality in journalism that embodies fair and accurate reporting without offense to the rights and dignity of its citizenry.

Libel Remedies for Media Fabrication -Taking on the Giants By Robin Barnes

Richard Donovan is the founder of the most successful Marathon that the North Pole has ever hosted. At a cost of 12,000 euros per person, the brave have answered this call. By competing in the world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, you will become one of a truly select few to race at the […]

Committee in UK Parliament Seek Reform of Defamation Law and Government Intervention

UK report on Defamation limits defenses against libel claims to strike a fairer balance between the protection of reputation and tabloid “free speech.”

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-defamation-bill1/news/publication-report/

Society’s Increasingly Obsessive Voyeurism By Patricia Sanchez-Abril

All of us are affected when one of us is treated in a way that denigrates them as women and as human beings – whether or not they are “rich and famous.”

Does It Get Anymore Dysfunctional Than This? By Robin Barnes

If a lawyer wants to mount a soap box about shame and respect, examine the antics of the paparazzi and the publishers for whom they stalk about and assess the extent of the fear and shame they feel when facing the “might and power” of the system, while represented by lawyers hiding behind the First Amendment.

Celebrity Scandal Roundup By Robin Barnes

With the debt ceiling crisis left unresolved and millions of protestors taking to the streets to Occupy McPherson Square and its equivalent all over this great nation, you would imagine that the tabloid stalking of celebrities might cease while a spotlight is shined on Wall Street Barons. Oh well, dare to dream.  The Washington Post […]