Many publications are blurring or otherwise redacting today’s controversial New York Daily News front showing three stills from the chilling first-person video of the murder of two journalists. The ethics of using the stills, which have been widely criticized on social media, have been debated among journalists because of their graphic nature. (Read more on Poynter)
Ask any journalist and they’ll tell you the Freedom of Information Act process is broken. Denials are at record highs, navigating the bureaucracy can be a nightmare, and the federal agencies recently killed a modest reform bill. But a series of FOIA lawsuits also have just shown how the 50-year-old transparency law can still be indispensable. (Read more on Columbia Journalism Review)
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