Archives for April, 2018

Americans prefer the government protect free speech over censoring 'fake news,' Pew study shows

Posted: April 19, 2018 | Tags: fake news

Despite growing concern about the effects of fake news, most Americans oppose government intervention, according to a new Pew Research Center survey

Pew found that 58 percent of U.S. adults surveyed did not want the government involved in limiting made-up information, while 39 percent favored government action. However, 56 percent supported technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news.

“Most Americans fell on the side of supporting freedom,” said report co-author Elizabeth Grieco, a senior writer and editor with the non-profit research group. “It’s interesting when you juxtapose it to the second question ...

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Defense fails in attempt to free two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Posted: April 14, 2018 | Tags: journalism

A judge in Myanmar has refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims.

 

U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo have been jailed since December and could face up to 14 years in prison under the British colonial-era secrets act for reporting on the killings, which occurred in the Rakhine state.

 

Since their arrest, the reporters have attended hearings that have presented evidence against them. The defense asked that the case be dismissed because of conflicting ...

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Charles Lewis receives I.F. Stone medal

Posted: April 2, 2018 | Tags: journalism

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Investigative Reporting Workshop founding executive editor Charles Lewis has been awarded the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.

The Investigative Reporting Workshop’s own Charles Lewis is receiving a major award for his support of investigative journalism.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is honoring Lewis, IRW's founding executive editor, with the 2018 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. The award honors investigative reporter I.F. Stone and goes out annually to a journalist whose work captures the spirit of journalistic independence, integrity and courage that characterized I.F. Stone’s Weekly. 

“For nearly ...

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This month in investigative journalism

Posted: April 2, 2018 | Tags: journalism

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is proud of all the work our fellow nonprofit newsrooms across the country are accomplishing. Here are a few samples of their latest work. 

Texas Tribune

  • A March 26 article from the Texas Tribune tracked suspensions in the state’s school system, some for students as young as 4 years old. The investigation found the suspensions were disproportionately affecting students who are racial minorities.

Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)

  • A March 26 article from the CIR found multiple states  are putting voter information at risk by using an ineffective system to uncover voter fraud.

ProPublica

  • A ...

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Americans prefer the government protect free speech over censoring 'fake news,' Pew study shows

Most Americans are against the U.S. government restricting fake news online and prefer it protect freedom of information. However, most do support technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news. 

Defense fails in attempt to free two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

For the past three months, two Reuters journalists — U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo — have been imprisoned in Myanmar for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on a massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

Charles Lewis receives I.F. Stone medal

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has awarded Charles Lewis the 2018 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence


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