Last year was among the deadliest for journalists, the Daily Telegraph reports. The Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign said 141 were killed, up 31 per cent from 2011, with at least 37 of those deaths in Syria, the most dangerous country for journalists.
Online comments influence readers almost as much, sometimes more, than the original report. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports today on University of Wisconsin-Madison research that found an impartial report on nanotechnology was perceived differently, depending on the nature of the online comments posted.
Following an earlier and more critical report of its treatment of a foreign journalist, China has denied it expelled a New York Times reporter. The Associated Press reports China says his visa application was incomplete, in particular that his previous employer hadn't provided enough information when he departed for the Times.
The New York Times' Brian Stelter has some background on the personal effort Al Gore made to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera, including his plea to distribution firms to ensure it would remain on cable and satellite services. Time Warner Cable has dropped the service, but says it will keep an open mind on resuming its carriage.