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A call to action

In this campaign season of railing against government and the status quo, do you actually know much about all the different things your government does?
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 04, 2010

Muzzle Awards: Collegiate Division

In a 1957 Supreme Court decision upholding the free-speech rights of university professors ( Sweezy v. New Hampshire ), Justice Felix Frankfurter quoted prominent South African scholars on the importance of academic freedom.
New England campuses muzzle free speech
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 10, 2009

Press releases: Confusion and upset

The big Maine media news is that Central Maine Morning Sentinel executive editor Eric Conrad fired reporter Joel Elliott on January 26. (Disclosure: Elliott is a friend and a fellow member of the Maine Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journal

By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009

Laurels for a Boston media vet

Congrats to Boston University journalism professor Caryl Rivers, who’ll receive the Society of Professional Journalists’ Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Breaking down barriers
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 27, 2008

Fiedler on the spot

As jobs in journalism-education go, Tom Fiedler’s new gig isn’t bad. Quite the contrary.
Having taken the reins of BU’s contentious College of Communication, Pulitzer winner Tom Fiedler learns to navigate the thorny world of academia
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2008

Shields up

Reporters around the state should mark two dates on their calendars.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 07, 2008


Legislature moves to protect Maine journalists

“The very fact that the court would grant a motion like this, when there’s no suit pending,” she says. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
Shield law
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 17, 2007

Maine prison bosses violate court orders

In the activist climate of an earlier era, a Maine legal-aid group brought and won three prisoner-rights lawsuits against state corrections officials.
Department of Corrections ignores federal rulings going back to the 1970s
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 27, 2007

Corrections Department obstructs free press

This week is Sunshine Week, a time when media organizations around the country draw attention to state and federal Freedom of Information laws.
Sunshine week
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 14, 2007

Cracks in the armor

A couple of cracks have opened in the state’s armor of prison secrecy.
Prison employee may be disciplined in suicide case; interview policy to be rewritten
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 31, 2007

Startup media watchdog downplays bite

A group of New England journalists, academics, and media critics have founded a new regional organization, the New England News Forum, to support the integrity of area news outlets in an age of increased public distrust of the media.
Black and white
By SARA DONNELLY  |  November 30, 2006

Striking similarities

This article originally appeared in the August 20, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mike Barnicle, this is A.J. Liebling. Have you met?
By DAN KENNEDY  |  November 14, 2006