The Guardian's Comment Is Free contributor Paul Farrell examines how the identifies of journalistic sources in Australia are vulnerable to disclosure. Government agencies appear able to track them, he writes.
Michael Foley, writing for The Irish Times, argues that it is time to examine the press regulatory system in Ireland. Too few online news sources are joining voluntary councils, and while the model holds promise, it clearly isn't thoroughly engaging the industry.
Ellis Hamburger, writing for The Verge, looks at how Facebook now aims to be the breaking news source in social media. Some of its recent moves have positioned it to deliver hard news to users. It appears ready to compete with Twitter in that regard.