The Washington Post reports on the significant court case in Argentina that threatens to alter the media landscape. The court is hearing arguments on the monopoly law that has implications for media, in that Groupo Clarin would be forced to break up. The company is a leading opposition voice in the country.
Casey Frechette, writing for Poynter, provides 15 digital security tips for journalists. He argues very little is secure, that complex passwords are necessary, and that the measures are a cumbersome necessity to avert hacking. Among the tips: avoid open WiFi, create a super password as part of a password manager, and try to encrypt.
At opposite ends of the spectrum, but similar in their critical eye on media, two anniversaries are worth mentioning: Jay Rosen, the NYU media scholar, has been producing PressThink for 10 years this week. He examines the blog's history in his latest post. And 25 years ago this week, The Onion began producing mock news. Many major writers and performers have moved through the operation, as NPR notes. Its latest post is actually a biting commentary on Syria, BuzzFeed observes, a sign it can display maturity and not just frathouse comedy.