Jonathan Freedland, writing for Comment is Free on The Guardian site, warns that the wrong kind of press regulation will give rise to an even harsher crackdown on sources of secret information than we now know. The secret state is just itching to gag the press, he argues.
The White House is defending its record on transparency and press relations in the wake of a highly critical report by the Committee to Protect Journalists on the surveillance, threats and intimidation by the Obama Administration. It called the "war on leaks" the most serious since the Nixon years, but a spokesman for Obama said the administration has made a more serious commitment to openness.
Amy Gahran, writing for the Knight Digital Media Center, looks at the trend in entrepreneurial journalism education, what works and what doesn't. She advises providing ample time, cultivating a culture of acceptable failure in students, and nurturing and supporting faculty as they experiment.