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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?
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| August 20, 2008
Reporters around the state should mark two dates on their calendars.
| 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.”
| 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
| 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.
| 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
| 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
| November 30, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 20, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mike Barnicle, this is A.J. Liebling. Have you met?
| November 14, 2006
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