Possibly, after that, we’ll probably have to go to court. But, we would much rather this be done without litigation. And, you know, President Obama did issue new FOIA guidance that said they’re going to withhold documents only when disclosure would result in an identifiable national security harm. While these are still early days, I think the release of these memos is an indication that he takes that promise seriously.
01:37 PM - May 4, 2009
Transparency Interview: Jameel Jaffer
The ACLU lawyer who helped uncover the detainee memos says there are more documents to come
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
True on the internet
Different century, same tricks
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.