Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, chronicles in a lengthy New York Review of Books piece his recent events in dealing with the series of Edward Snowden surveillance leaks. He looks at the implications of British efforts to suppress his news organization's reporting, and he discusses at length the central role of his (soon-departing) columnist, Glenn Greenwald.
The Guardian notes ewspapers have failed in their effort to gain a court injunction against the imposition of the royal charter that would establish a new framework for press regulation in Britain. In the days ahead the terms of this charter will be outlined, as will efforts by the industry to convince the government of the merits of self-regulation.
Rick Edmonds, writing for Poynter, looks at a study by the Knight Foundation that points the way to sustainability for non-profit news organizations, providing they widen their revenue streams to ensure readers contribute some funds and there is a strong effort to secure advertising.