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Jun 05, 2016 Panama Papers Show How Rich United States Clients Hid Millions Abroad

QUOTE: These transactions and others like them for a stable of wealthy clients from the United States are outlined in extraordinary detail in the trove of internal Mossack Fonseca documents known as the Panama Papers. The materials were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and have now been shared with The New York Times. In recent weeks, the papers’ revelations about Mossack Fonseca’s international clientele have shaken the financial world. The Times’s examination of the files found that Mossack Fonseca also had at least 2,400 United States-based clients over the past decade, and set up at least 2,800 companies on their behalf in the British Virgin Islands, Panama, the Seychelles and other jurisdictions that specialize in helping hide wealth.

New York Times
Jun 02, 2014 Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Times Reporter Over Refusal to Identify Source

QUOTE: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source....The case arose from a subpoena to Mr. Risen seeking information about his source for a chapter of his 2006 book, “State of War.” Prosecutors say they need Mr. Risen’s testimony to prove that the source was Jeffrey Sterling, a former C.I.A. official.

New York Times
Jan 20, 2014 Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime

QUOTE: The bodies in the photos showed signs of starvation, brutal beatings, strangulation, and other forms of torture and killing....A complex numbering system was also used to catalog the corpses, with only the relevant intelligence service knowing the identities of the corpses. It was an effort, the report says, to keep track of which security service was responsible for the death, and then later to provide false documentation that the person had died in a hospital.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 27, 2013 NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama

QUOTE: The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and internet usage of Americans...under the program, launched in 2001, a federal judge sitting on the secret surveillance panel called the Fisa court would approve a bulk collection order for internet metadata "every 90 days"... The collection of these records began under the Bush administration's wide-ranging warrantless surveillance program, collectively known by the NSA codename Stellar Wind.

Guardian Unlimited
May 31, 2013 Hunch About Bloomberg Brought Rivals Together (Dealbook)

QUOTE: Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are usually bitter rivals, competing for lucrative banking and trading business. But one day in April, the Wall Street titans found common ground: frustration with the Bloomberg news and financial data empire....they believed that Bloomberg reporters were using the company’s data terminals to monitor Wall Street sources — the executives at the banks that were spending thousands of dollars a year to use the data-rich machines.

New York Times
Mar 13, 2013 Death to Whistle-Blowers? (Op-Ed)

QUOTE: ...Private Manning still faces trial on the most serious charges, including the potential capital offense of “aiding the enemy” — though the prosecution is not seeking the death penalty in this case, “only” a life sentence. If successful, the prosecution will establish a chilling precedent: national security leaks may subject the leakers to a capital prosecution or at least life imprisonment. Anyone who holds freedom of the press dear should shudder at the threat that the prosecution’s theory presents to journalists, their sources and the public that relies on them.

New York Times
Dec 13, 2012 DealBook Conference Was Impressive, Lucrative and Chummy

QUOTE: Here is what the conference did not have going for it: A great deal of distance between sources and those who cover them — something traditionally thought to be a bedrock journalistic idea....DealBook – a blog and print section dedicated to coverage of mergers and acquisitions and other related subjects — is something of an oddity at The Times. A rainmaker for the company, it has garnered its share of critics who see it as too soft on its sources.

New York Times
Jul 24, 2012 First they came for Wikileaks, then the New York Times

QUOTE: There are signs that the U.S. government wants to target mainstream journalists and media outlets for the same kind of investigation that WikiLeaks has been subjected to for publishing classified information, which makes it even more important to defend WikiLeaks’ status as a media entity.

Jun 26, 2012 How To Make a Viral Hit in Four Easy Steps: Want to know the secret to BuzzFeed’s monster online success? Click here!

QUOTE: Taking other people’s stuff as inspiration is a time-honored practice online. Bloggers do it every day, and most of them acknowledge the original source of whatever they’re writing about....Peretti wasn’t hiding the fact that Shepherd spotted the NedHardy post while making his list. Why not at least link to it?

Mar 28, 2012 The reason I'm helping Chris Hedges' lawsuit against the NDAA: By placing journalists in jeopardy for reporting on 'terrorists', the Homeland Battlefield Bill has had a chilling effect on media work

QUOTE: I believe part of my job involves meeting with, discussing ideas with, and publishing stories about persons and groups who have, or are under threat of being, labeled a terrorist or terrorist group. My understanding of the [NDAA] bill, however, has forced me to decline to meet with certain newsworthy individuals, and groups of people, for fear that my communications with them and publishing articles on these individuals could be considered to be providing material support to a terrorist or terrorist organization.

Guardian Unlimited
Mar 18, 2012 Apple and the Daisey affair

QUOTE: The show, which cast a harsh light on the working conditions in the Chinese factories....We now know, thanks to follow-up reporting by Rob Schmitz at American Public Media's Marketplace, that Daisey's monologue -- as he reluctantly admits -- was a piece of theater, not a factual report.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Mar 06, 2012 In today's warp-speed world, online missteps spread faster than ever

QUOTE: '"Everyone now has a global platform on which they can shout their opinions and voice their beliefs," says Frank Farley, a psychology professor at Temple University and former president of the American Psychological Association. But people haven't become more cautious about putting words out there, he adds -- even if they're wrong.'

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 25, 2012 In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

QUOTE: workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems....More than half of the suppliers audited by Apple have violated at least one aspect of the code of conduct every year since 2007, according to Apple’s reports, and in some instances have violated the law.

New York Times
Dec 24, 2011 Pentagon Finds No Fault in Ties to TV Analysts

QUOTE: A Pentagon public relations program that sought to transform high-profile military analysts into “surrogates” and “message force multipliers” for the Bush administration complied with Defense Department regulations and directives....The inquiry confirmed that Mr. Rumsfeld’s staff frequently provided military analysts with talking points before their network appearances....four military analysts reported that they were ejected from Mr. Rumsfeld’s outreach program “because they were critical” of the Pentagon.

New York Times
Nov 29, 2011 British Inquiry Is Told Hacking Is Worthy Tool

QUOTE: After Paul McMullan, a former deputy features editor at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had finished his jaw-droppingly brazen remarks at a judicial inquiry on Tuesday, it was hard to think of any dubious news-gathering technique he had not confessed to...

New York Times
Oct 26, 2011 When Secrets Aren’t Safe With Journalists (Op-Ed)

QUOTE: operational computer security is still not taught in most journalism schools, and poor data security practices remain widespread in news organizations....Until journalists take their security obligations seriously, it will be safer to leak something to WikiLeaks — or groups like it — than to the mainstream press.

New York Times
May 21, 2011 The Gossip Machine, Churning Out Cash

QUOTE: This is how it works in the new world of round-the-clock gossip, where even a B-list celebrity’s tangle with the law can be spun into easy money, feeding the public’s seemingly bottomless appetite for dirt about the famous. A growing constellation of Web sites, magazines and television programs serve it up minute by minute, creating a river of cash for secrets of the stars, or near-stars.

New York Times
Dec 01, 2010 How Lieberman Got Amazon To Drop Wikileaks

QUOTE: [Amazon's] terms of acceptable use include a ban on illegal activities (it's not yet clear whether Wikileaks has broken any laws) and content "that may be harmful to our users, operations, or reputation." It also prohibits using Amazon's servers "to violate the security or integrity of any network, computer or communications system," although Wikileaks obviously obtained the cables long before hopping on Amazon's servers.

Talking Points Memo (TPM)
Jun 26, 2010 Gen. McChrystal allies, Rolling Stone disagree over article's ground rules

QUOTE: McChrystal had been relieved of his command, his 34-year military career in tatters...officials close to McChrystal began trying to salvage his reputation by asserting that the author, Michael Hastings, quoted the general and his staff in conversations that he was allowed to witness but not report.

Washington Post
May 25, 2010 U.S. Heads a Cast of Villains in Pakistan’s Conspiracy Talk

QUOTE: Conspiracy theory is a national sport in Pakistan, where the main players — the United States, India and Israel — change positions depending on the ebb and flow of history. Since 2001, the United States has taken center stage, looming so large in Pakistan’s collective imagination that it sometimes seems to be responsible for everything that goes wrong here.

New York Times
Aug 24, 2009 Journalists, Left Out of Debate: Few Americans Seem to Hear Health Care Facts (Media Notes)

QUOTE: The crackling, often angry debate over health-care reform has severely tested the media's ability to untangle a story of immense complexity.

Washington Post
Aug 04, 2009 Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy

QUOTE: Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women, suggesting that the level of hidden industry influence on medical literature is broader than previously known.

New York Times
Jul 19, 2009 Wikipedia May Be a Font of Facts, but It’s a Desert for Photos

QUOTE: At a time when celebrities typically employ a team of professionals to control their images, Wikipedia is a place where chaos rules. Few high-quality photographs, particularly of celebrities, make it onto this site.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2009 Media jostled for access to Sanford

QUOTE: National media blitzed Gov. Mark Sanford’s staff, offering big ratings and, possibly, a sympathetic venue in an effort to land the first interview with the governor after his six-day trip to Argentina.

Jul 12, 2009 How the Media Wrestle With the Web (Link by Link)

QUOTE: In short, where it involved describing the Neda video or repeating what was being reported from Tehran via blogs or Twitter, traditional news outlets were willing to recognize that what was appearing online was newsworthy — if only for the reactions it was causing among the public in Iran and abroad.

New York Times
Jun 25, 2009 Why didn’t S.C. paper publish Sanford’s love letters sooner?

QUOTE: The [Palmetto] State [a South Carolina Newspaper] received the governor’s missives to his Argentine lover in an anonymous e-mail in December. ...questions about why South Carolina’s premier watchdog newspaper sat on the story since receiving the e-mails anonymously last December.

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 15, 2008 At the Uneasy Intersection of Bloggers and the Law

QUOTE: A grand jury subpoena sent by prosecutors in the Bronx earlier this year sought information to help identify people blogging anonymously on a Web site about New York politics called Room 8. The subpoena carried a warning in capital letters that disclosing its very existence “could impede the investigation being conducted and thereby interfere with law enforcement” — implying that if the bloggers blabbed, they could be prosecuted.

New York Times
Aug 30, 2007 For Idaho Paper And Reporter, Craig Story Posed a Moral Dilemma

QUOTE: The kind of dilemma facing the Statesman has played out repeatedly in recent years as news organizations have grappled with secondhand accounts about political figures and questionable sexual conduct.

Washington Post
Aug 09, 2007 Did Soldier Fake Iraq Story for Magazine? The New Republic is standing by a disturbing account written by a GI in Iraq, even as the Army says the stories are not true.

QUOTE: while the Army announced this week it found no evidence to substantiate the misdeeds… The Weekly Standard, for its part, says most or all of the article is fabricated and accuses TNR editors of letting their bias against the war impair their judgment.

Jul 26, 2007 Hearst Continues Pursuit Of Names of Steroids Users

QUOTE: The Hearst Corporation... is suing the federal government to reveal the names of dozens of current and former major league baseball players who may have been provided performance-enhancing drugs...

New York Times
May 07, 2007 Journalists Intend to Sue Hewlett-Packard Over Surveillance

QUOTE: To try to uncover leaks from board members, private investigators examined the phone records of nine journalists who covered the company, as well as the records of some of their relatives. While the dispute revolves around the issue of how the journalists’ careers may have been damaged by having their phone records examined, the threat to sue also raises the question whether it is proper for a news organization or its reporters to sue a company they cover. It is certainly not common.

New York Times
Oct 13, 2006 Prosecutors want reporters' hard drives (Police blotter)

QUOTE: Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett demands reporters' entire hard drives...Court denies attorney general's request, saying it would be too invasive and create a chilling effect for journalists.
Sep 21, 2006 HP CEO Allowed 'Sting' of Reporter: HP CEO Allowed 'Sting' of Reporter

QUOTE: Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Mark V. Hurd approved an elaborate "sting" operation on a reporter in February in an attempt to plug leaks to the media, according to an e-mail message sent by HP Chairman Patricia C. Dunn.

Washington Post
Sep 14, 2006 HP board flap raises wider privacy issues: This week's top-level spying spat hits on a legal gray area.

QUOTE: Security firms hired by Hewlett-Packard had apparently used a dubious technique known as "pre-texting" - posing under false pretenses to obtain phone records of board members and news reporters

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 02, 2006 N.Y. Times Must Surrender Reporters' Phone Data: Appellate Panel Rejects First Amendment Claim in Federal Grand Jury Probe

QUOTE: The New York Times may not withhold reporters' phone records from a federal grand jury investigating an alleged leak of a pending government raid on two Islamic charities suspected of supporting terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

Washington Post
Jul 31, 2006 Facts Refute Filmmaker's Assertions on Income Tax in 'America'

QUOTE: The film’s not left or right, but concentrated among those who see the United States evolving into a police state ruled by an oligarchy that has tricked Americans into paying taxes...Early in the film Mr. Russo...asserts that every president since Woodrow Wilson and every member of Congress has perpetrated a hoax to tax people’s wages and issue them dubious currency.

New York Times
Jul 24, 2006 The War of Images

QUOTE: the very technology that enables reporters to show footage of a Lebanese father soon after his young son has been killed by a bomb blast carries not just an emotional punch but the power to distort the overall picture.

Washington Post
Jul 09, 2006 Death by Wikipedia: The Kenneth Lay Chronicles

QUOTE: Lay's death on Wednesday illustrates the problem, as chronicled by the Reuters news service, which watched the Wikipedia article on Lay evolve with alarming speed and wildly inaccurate reporting.

Washington Post
Jun 06, 2006 No relief for reporters seeking to shield sources

QUOTE: Four journalists have lost their bid to reverse a judge's order to either disclose their confidential sources or face $500 per day in fines.

Christian Science Monitor
Apr 25, 2006 A New Round of McCarthyism

QUOTE: Whether McCarthy is ultimately found to be one of Priest's sources is beside the point in terms of the larger debate. Priest assembled that story from sources with access to classified information, and they are all vulnerable to firing or prosecution

Washington Post
Apr 12, 2006 On the Ethics of Gossip Columns: Can you do gossip journalism with ethical standards?

QUOTE: Most of the news items in gossip columns are attributed to anonymous sources -- that's if they're attributed at all. As for journalistic purpose, a gossip column is about... rumors and speculation, not exactly the foundation of great journalism.

Poynter Online
Apr 06, 2006 Report Faults Video Reports Shown as News

QUOTE: Many television news stations, including some from the nation's largest markets, are continuing to broadcast reports as news without disclosing that the segments were produced by corporations pitching new products...

New York Times
Mar 29, 2006 When computers do the news, hoaxes slip in: Lack of human involvement is why hoaxsters love Google News.

QUOTE: the hazards of Google's automated approach to picking news stories....Are these "aggregators" providing the news - or are they diluting it with the fakery, hucksterism, and puffery...

Christian Science Monitor
Dec 29, 2005 New digital camera? Know how, where you can use it (CyberSpeak)

QUOTE: ...I started to wonder about the laws regarding using them. Where can you shoot? What can you shoot?....don't take this as legal advice; it's one columnist's researched understanding of the law. If you can see it, you can shoot it

Dec 23, 2005 On Opinion Page, a Lobby's Hand Is Often Unseen

QUOTE: But organizations like the institute...are facing new and uncomfortable scrutiny over their links to special interest groups after...Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff had paid at least two outside writers for opinion articles promoting the work of his clients.

New York Times
Dec 21, 2005 TV Charity Drives: Toys for Tots, Money for Stations

QUOTE: To become "partners" with WUSA and WRC, such entities as SunTrust and the D.C. Lottery pay the stations. The payments buy TV ads that tout the charitable campaigns and the companies' involvement in them. The stations, in turn, often feature their paying sponsors on news reports about the charitable drives, usually without disclosing to viewers that the station is receiving money from the ad buys.

Washington Post
Dec 07, 2005 Lip-Service Journalism: If protecting sources is paramount, why don't more reporters go to jail?

QUOTE: American reporters have been going to jail to protect their sources since at least 1848....the Washington press corps thinks that protecting confidential sources is essential to doing its job—except when jail time is a possible consequence of doing that job.

Nov 22, 2005 Woodward Talks of Admission, Apology: Author Says He Realized He Would Be 'Dragged Into This'

QUOTE: Asked how he could have discussed the Fitzgerald probe, on King's show among others, without revealing his involvement...

Washington Post
Nov 17, 2005 Post Reporter Is Held in Contempt in Civil Suit

QUOTE: A federal judge found a Washington Post reporter in contempt of court yesterday for refusing to reveal who gave him information about an investigation of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee.

Washington Post
Nov 16, 2005 Washington Post's Woodward Apologizes for Lapse on Leak

QUOTE: Mr. Woodward's disclosure also calls new attention to his unique relationship with the Post. As an editor, he still writes the occasional news article for the newspaper, but spends much of his time researching books about Washington politics and policy, often granting sources offers of confidentiality and agreements not to use their information immediately.

New York Times

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