Libel by tweet

For all our cultural kinship, Britain and the United States approach expressive freedom in ways that are often sharply different. The Brits have no constitutional free-speech guarantee comparable to the First Amendment. Their government muzzles the press even without court approval.  Official oversight of news media isn’t unthinkable, as it is here, and right now, […]

The struggle over values in the online news world

Week of December 21, 2009 The toughest challenges facing the news business may have more to do with values than finances. There’s reason for optimism about its economic future. The appetite for fact-based reporting and topical commentary is keener than ever, and the number of people with the skill and desire to feed it is […]