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- DATELINE. // MediaWeek;2/28/2011, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p3
News briefs on the mass media industry are presented changes made to the search algorithm of the Web search engine operated by Google Inc., and appointment of Efrem Zimbalist III as chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and discusses of various U.S. mass media policy and legislation.
- Contingent Fee Access Litigation in Wisconsin. DREPS, ROBERT J. // Communications Lawyer;Aug2011, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p24
The article offers information on Wisconsin's Open Records law, in which virtually every record created or kept by a local or state government authority is open to public inspection. It is given that due to decline in requests by news media clients to bring enforcement actions, the state started...
- Nonprofit model comes with challenges. Zerillo, Nicole // PRWeek (U.S. Edition);4/27/2009, Vol. 12 Issue 17, p8
The article discusses issues involving the model of a nonprofit news organization in the U.S. Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief of the journal "ProPublica," explains that nonprofit model offers attractive components such as tax-free contributions and reduced tax liabilities and has the potential to...
- Let's Focus on the Real Causes of Minority Exclusion from Media Ownership. Honig, David // La Prensa San Diego;12/7/2012, Vol. 36 Issue 49, p6
The article reports on the recommendation by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to repeal its media ownership regulation which prohibits a company to own both a television and a radio station.
- Bloggers, Other Alternative Media, and Access to Press Conferences. ARCAMONA, ROBERT A. // Communications Lawyer;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p12
The article discusses two existing First Amendment doctrines in the U.S. constitution that may be violated when journalists are denied access to press conferences, which is generally open to traditional reporters. The amendments were to check the violation caused by bloggers. According to...
- The Media Get the Message. // Time;4/6/1970, Vol. 95 Issue 14, p13
The article reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a rule prohibiting owners of newspapers, AM-FM radio operation and television stations from acquiring another outlet in the same industry. This action of FCC is aimed at preventing monopolies in media. The...
- Abuses will recharge media shield law. DANIELS, Deborah // Indianapolis Business Journal;6/3/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 14, p8B
The author discusses the federal media shield law being entertained by the U.S. Congress to prevent reporters from leakage of information significant for the national security.
- All Free Speech Systems are Works in Progress: Prof. Craig LaMay. Ziabari, Kourosh // Muslim Observer;2/18/2011, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p15
An interview with Craig LaMay, associate professor of journalism at the Northwestern University, is presented. When asked about the truth on the freedom of mass media in publishing whatever they want, he mentions that the belief is exaggerated. LaMay cites an example in the U.S. where the law...
- MEDIA SUBPOENAS: IMPACT, PERCEPTION, AND LEGAL PROTECTION IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM. Jones, RonNell Andersen // Washington Law Review;Aug2009, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p317
Forty years ago, at a time when the media were experiencing enormous professional change and a surge of subpoena activity, First Amendment scholar Vincent Blasi investigated the perceptions of members of the press and the impact of subpoenas within American newsrooms in a study that quickly came...