Just another attempt to put damper on alternative media, bloggers, and citizen journalists
‘New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said today the Senate has the votes to pass a bill that will protect corporate journalists from court issued demands to reveal their sources. The White House, Democrats and Independents and five Republicans in the Senate support passing the legislation.
‘The law will protect “covered” journalists defined as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information, according to the Associated Press.
‘In other words, if this law is enacted, citizen journalists and bloggers not affiliated with corporations may be subpoenaed and forced by law to reveal sources…’
Protester Crashes Live BBC Broadcast to Warn of Pedophile Rings
‘BBC reporter Norman Smith was scheduled to conduct an interview with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg but moments earlier Clegg was forced to flee the scene in central London after he was confronted by a protester, who according to Norman “spoiled the occasion”.
‘The same protester, Bill Maloney, then hijacked the BBC broadcast to proclaim, “institutional pedophile rings operating in this country now, I just asked Nick Clegg a question…” before directors cut the live feed and crossed back to the main BBC anchor who offered his “apologies” for the incident…’
10 Signs of Lazy Article Writing
Your articles can look lazy to an editor, even if you worked super-hard
What you learn:
How to avoid the sneaky signs of lazy writing that may be keeping you from getting more gigs.
Why the hard way is sometimes — well, easier than the easy way.
Details on how to find sources, do interviews, and write your article in a way that will impress the heck out of your editor.
Ways to set yourself apart from the hordes of other writers who want your gig.
Little-known advice for making your articles sparkle.
Do you Accept ‘Over’ as a Synonym to ‘More Than’?
Does it sound right when you say ‘It’s over a feeling.’ when meaning ‘It’s more than a feeling.’?
AP Stops Fighting the Tide and Accepts ‘Over’ as a Synonym to ‘More Than’
‘Merriam-Webster lexicographer Peter Sokolowski writes that the AP made the choice—or, perhaps more appropriately, the concession—because it decided it could no longer stand athwart history, shouting ‘More than!’ Everyday style simply uses the two words interchangeably, and the AP will now reflect the change…’