The Committee to Protect Journalists reports Ethiopia has renewed its crackdown on journalists. It has jailed nine and accused them of fomenting dissent by working with international human rights groups and creating instability through social media.
The first chair of the Independent Press Standards Organisation has been appointed in Britain. Sir Alan Moses has been an appeals judge involved in several media cases. The new regulator has been the subject of intense debate in the U.K., with several media firms balking at participation.
Texas State professor Cindy Royal wonders if journalism schools are teaching the right skills."We work in tech," she writes for the Nieman Journalism Lab. It is vital to understand the techniques, the business models, the role of data, the power of social networks and the news of the craft, she argues.