It is an interesting revelation in an interesting Washington Post story about revelations obtained through surveillance: Based on the evidence to date, the U.S. won't be prosecuting journalist Glenn Greenwald for publishing accounts of National Security Agency activities. Those accounts were owing to the leaks from Edward Snowden.
The Washington Post's lengthy report on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's views also sheds light on the criminal investigations under way involving several high-profile cases. One highlight: Defendants will be provided information arising from surveillance, a move that The Atlantic suggests kicks open the door to a Supreme Court challenge of the warrant-less snooping.
While the U.S. still wants Snowden back to prosecute, Greenwald's apprehension that he might face arrest appears unfounded. Holder tells the Washington Post that, while he doesn't like what Greenwald did, he understands that it was journalism and that there should be no prosecution of what constitutes pure journalism.
Politico's Dylan Byers notes that the internal review of the CBS 60 Minutes segment on the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi carries some challenges for the person conducting it: Al Ortiz, an executive producer for special events. After all, Ortiz has to examine the role (or lack thereof) of senior management in the journalism. The executive producer of 60 Minutes is Jeff Fager, who is the chairman of CBS News. That means that Ortiz technically has to examine the role of his boss. Fager, according to a report, initially turned down the idea of a review.
Jill Geisler, writing for Poynter, looks at the inevitable problems of media management. She identifies the main complaints about managers (not listening, not delegating, not informing, not following up, etc.), but also provides a five-point plan for dealing with fumbles: take a critique to heart, apologize to those affected by bad habits, chart a course of change, invite observation and feedback, and be authentic as you proceed.