On Tuesday, activists, celebrities, policymakers, journalists, businesses and organizations lit up the Internet to protest the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. By day’s end, 86,206 people had called their members of Congress and 178,227 people had sent emails to their elected officials.
Whether you’re surfing the Web today for news or the latest Bieberdashian dirt, chances are you’re going to encounter sites displaying the banner for the Day We Fight Back — a global protest against mass surveillance.
Nonprofit online journalism site the Colorado Independent wants to cover the Statehouse in Denver — but a small committee of legacy media journalists and legislative leaders won’t let it. The committee’s behavior has important First Amendment implications and raises concerns for new journalism startups nationwide.
Last week people lined up at a microphone in a community meeting room in Northampton, Mass., to express their support for Northampton Community Television. Massachusetts has more than 100 community media centers — more than any other state.