The News Media and The Law, Spring 2014

Spring 2014
Vol. 38, No. 2

Lethal Secrecy

State secrecy statutes keep execution information from the public

 EDITORIAL

Openness in executions

 COVER

Lethal Secrecy

State secrecy statutes keep execution information from the public

 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Paying for public access

FOI fees add up for journalists trying to explain government activities

The basics: Using freedom of information laws

A primer for those just starting to use open records laws

 SECRET COURTS

Holding out against cameras at the high court

As Justices remain skeptical of camera access, spectators stand in the rain and hope

 LIBEL

Rethinking hyperlinking

Linking to source material can help journalists in defamation lawsuits

Anatomy of a Brief: Scholz v. Boston Herald

A detailed look at a recent Reporters Committee amicus brief

 CONTENT REGULATION

Baseball fans, podcasts, and the First Amendment

 

Asked and Answered -- FOIA exemption waivers