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Survey says: Bright Spots Exist for the News Industry

A new report provides a refreshingly optimistic insight on the future of American journalism. Despite ongoing challenges facing newsrooms, Pew Research Center’s 2014 State of the News Media report highlights several...more

Chip Babcock Speaks: The FCC Backs Down on Newsroom Intrusion – But How Did It Get This Far?

The Federal Communications Commission was scheduled to begin this spring a "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs." Backed by a 110-page report from two prestigious journalism schools and a "Final Research Design"...more

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona

The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot....more

The Emerging Market for Context

The list of news stories clamoring for our attention is overwhelming as the editorial concept of serendipity has been replaced with “link bait.” The conversations I used to have with peers about strategies for re-engineering...more

China Update - February 11, 2014

In This Issue: Quote of the Week; U.S.-China Relations; China News; and Trade. Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations - Freedom of the Press in China: On January 30, White House spokesperson Jay Carney...more

Read All About It-Newspaper Reporting And FCPA Allegations

One of the avenues rarely discussed for allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to work their way to the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is through good...more

The Art of the Pivot: A Fireside Chat with David Lipson of Philadelphia Magazine

PeopleLinx recently welcomed the President of Metrocorp and Publisher of Philadelphia Magazine, David Lipson, as another speaker in our Fireside Chat series. While he didn’t share any stories of his son Matt, who was an...more

Court of Appeal Reverses Award of Attorney Fees to School District: Newspaper Publisher’s Public Records Act Claim Was Meritless...

A superior court ordered a newspaper publisher to pay the attorney fees of a school district because it determined the publisher’s Public Records Act petition was frivolous. The court of appeal held that the publisher’s...more

That’s Entertainment!

Anyone watching or reading the news these days is well aware of the steady decline in hard news content. ...more

In Defense of the Patent System: How the Mainstream Media's Representation of it is "Broken"

The mainstream media continues its attack on the patent system. This problem has become significant, because the average American does not appear to understand the purpose (and benefits) of the patent system. With all of...more

Honoring Helen Thomas And Praising FCPA Compliance Policies

This past weekend Helen Thomas passed away. She truly was a one-of-a-kind. The Dean of the White House Press Corp when she died, having covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama for United Press...more

Reporters Committee and Media Companies Back Google, Microsoft in FISA Court

In a historic move for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), the organization has filed an amicus brief with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to support the free-speech rights of...more

On the Politics of Immigration Reform

The media loves to attach political labels to often complex issues. Such monikers allow the press to create and define highly charged terms ("pro-life"; "pro-choice"; "pro-gun"; "anti-gun", etc.). The exercise is also useful...more

Hospital Disclosure of PHI to Media and Workforce Results in $275,000 Fine

HHS OCR announced today its second resolution agreement of 2013. Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has agreed to pay $275,000 and enter into a comprehensive corrective action plan (CAP) to settle an investigation opened...more

Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?  [Video]

June 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trevor Timm, writer and activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about recent intelligence leaks surrounding the NSA's surveillance of American...more

Media Ownership and the Impact on the Bottom Line

Should a chief marketing officer care who owns the media company he and his PR reps pitch story ideas to?...more

Copyright in Photos Posted to Twitter

Imagine you’re a professional photographer who finds yourself at the scene of an apocalyptic tragedy. You rush to document the unfolding events by rapidly photographing everything you can, even the disturbing aftermath....more

Copyright Alert: Associated Press v. Meltwater

Meltwater News infringed copyrights of the Associated Press (AP), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Manhattan held last week, when Meltwater republished excerpts of AP news stories as part of its online...more

Trend Alert: Big Data in Journalism

As Big Data Emerges In Journalism, PR Should Take Note - If you work in public relations or corporate communications, get ready to hear a lot more about computer-assisted reporting, also called datajournalism. It’s the...more

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