The White House keeps praising these journalists who are, who’ve been killed … How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court?
- Jake Tapper, pressing White House press secretary Jay Carney on what one might consider to be inconsistency on the administration’s views of doing journalism in the interests of democracy.
[Update: 2/23/12 2:20 p.m.: forgot the hat tip! Thanks tcairwaves!]
Bicycle advertisements; Newspaperdom, July 30 (Keating) and August 13 (Columbia), 1896.
In the 1890s, in the midst of America’s “bike boom,” newspaper managers encouraged their reporters to use the machines as a way to crisscross congested cities quickly and easily. Ads for bicycle companies started showing up in the journalism trade press during this period, as did articles noting the steady rise in the number of female journalists.
If you haven’t been following the scandal involving State Senator Amy Koch, this headline might make you think Minnesotans take holiday neckwear very, very seriously.
(Bonus points for the unfortunate juxtaposition of the headline below the Koch story.)
In the pre-Web days, someone like Ms. Cox might have been one more obsessive in the lobby of a newspaper, waiting to show a reporter a stack of documents that proved the biggest story never told. The Web has allowed Ms. Cox to cut out the middleman; various blogs give voice to her every theory, and search algorithms give her work prominence.