Month: January 2015

  • Freedom of speech often takes courage

    Good watch for this holiday weekend, “The Editor and the Dragon,” the story of W. Horace Carter (Jan. 20, 1921 – Sept. 16, 2009), a community newspaper editor in Tabor City, N.C., who courageously editorialized against the Carolina Ku Klux Klan in the 1950s as the organization was gaining power in the region around this […]

  • CNN gets FAA approval for drone tests

    My guess is this news is huge for news media use of drone aircraft. News media heavyweight CNN has reached an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designed to usher in the use of drones in newsgathering and reporting. CNN plans on experimenting with the vehicles in producing video content, while the government agency […]

  • An ancient list of digital newspapers

    David Carlson reminded me today of a list I created in November 1993 of all the U.S. newspapers I knew of that had electronic new services. It wasn’t a long list. From [email protected] Wed Dec  1 15:13:53 1993Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1993 20:45:13 -0500From: jack lail <[email protected]>Reply to: Computer-assisted Reporting & Research <[email protected]>To: Multiple recipients […]