Rachel McAthy, writing for journalism.co.uk, examines the effort by Associated Press to develop safety-conscious guidelines for handling user-generated content emanating from the world's danger zones. They counsel perspective and caution in acquiring and commissioning content and extend the agency's earlier guidelines on social media.
Frédéric Filloux, in his latest Monday Note, looks at the rapid and exciting growth in data journalism. He took in last week's Global Editors Network conference and the awards to data-based projects. He concludes that the field is expanding beyond economic and social topics and that tools are becoming much more accessible for users.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency employee who has leaked secrets about government surveillance, has issued a statement through WikiLeaks. In it he argues that the Obama administration is attempting to frighten those who demand a constitutional government. Snowden remains stateless and is attempting to identify countries where he can gain asylum.