An Egyptian journalist subjected to a military trial has been given a suspended jail term and a small fine for reporting in a Sinai militarized zone without authorization and acquitted on two other charges of taking photos in the area and "spreading lies." The trial of the contributor to the independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm was one of many in recent months in Egypt as the government cracks down since the ouster of its president in July.
The New York Times explores a phenomenon increasingly common for journalism: the dilemma about the permanent online record and its impact on one's life. In this instance it explores the practice of websites charging for taking down images (in this case, mugshots of those arrested) and the argument by some journalist organizations that erasing those images is tampering with history.
The CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, writing as the industry recognizes a week of trade celebration, argues that the appetite for immediate, accurate news isn't disappearing and that the role of the newspaper (and its digital counterpart) isn't fading in communities. Caroline Little says the newspaper business has reframed itself constantly, that the high quality of its content is a major attraction to advertisers and readers, and that the future remains bright.