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The Time A Newspaper Stared Down The Country's Largest Advertiser. Despite claims of transparency, Gov. Hassan refuses to release proposals to make state government more efficient. Gov.

Despite claims of transparency, Gov. Hassan refuses to release proposals to make state government more efficient

Maggie Hassan says she’s all about government efficiency and transparency. But when it comes to efficiency in government spending, she’s hardly transparent. Pulling together the state’s two-year, $10 billion budget – which affects virtually every person in New Hampshire – is shaping up to be the big challenge of her second term.

Already Hassan has required state department heads to submit proposals detailing how their agencies can be more efficient and effective in the coming years because there’s hardly enough money to go around and people haven’t fully recovered from the recession. Reporter James Pindell: Missing in action. Sara Firth. Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? For News From Syrian Battleground, a Reliance on Social Media. Steve Coll: Obama, Holder, Journalists, and Their Sources. In October, DreamWorks plans to release “The Fifth Estate,” an international thriller about WikiLeaks.

Steve Coll: Obama, Holder, Journalists, and Their Sources

The director is Bill Condon, who made two of the “Twilight” vampire movies; Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange. Sure to follow are studio imaginings of the Edward Snowden affair, which looked script-ready the minute the N.S.A. contractor surfaced in Hong Kong with a hard drive full of secrets and a baby face lined with stubble. Gregory Asks If Greenwald Should Be Charged.

A conversation between Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and Meet the Press host David Gregory got pretty uncomfortable after Gregory asked Greenwald whether he should be charged with a crime for "aiding and abetting" his most famous source, Edward Snowden, who left Hong Kong on Sunday morning.

Gregory Asks If Greenwald Should Be Charged

Greenwald did not take kindly to the question. "I think it’s pretty extraordinary that anybody who would call themselves a journalist would publicly muse about whether or not other journalists should be charged with felonies," he said. Greenwald then called "the assumption" that he "aided and abetted" Snowden "completely without evidence. " (It's not clear if Gregory was suggesting that Greenwald did anything but publish the material Snowden gave him.) "If you want to embrace that theory," Greenwald continued, "it means that every investigative journalist in the United States who works with their sources, who receives classified information, is a criminal.

" James Holmes Defense to Subpoena Fox News Journo. Attorneys for Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes want to know how Fox News learned about his scary notebook , and plan to subpoena reporter Jana Winter over the matter, they announced in court yesterday. A package addressed to Holmes's psychiatrist was found in the University of Colorado mail room four days after the shooting. The Department of Justice's Search Warrant for James Rosen's Gmail. Freedom of the press applies to everyone — yes, even bloggers. If there’s one thing that events such as the recent riots in Britain and protests in California have shown, it’s that mobile devices and social tools like Twitter and YouTube have effectively made everyone into a journalist, something we have argued in favor of at GigaOM.

Freedom of the press applies to everyone — yes, even bloggers

But not everyone likes this trend, and we’re not talking just about professional journalists — police forces across the U.S. have been arresting and prosecuting people for photographing or videotaping them, even in public places. And while the American Civil Liberties Union fights to have one such law struck down, a recent high-level court decision has championed the rights of bloggers and “citizen journalists” when it comes to freedom of the press. U.S. Accuses China’s Military in Cyberattacks. Free press fight: How Fox News reporter wound up facing jail for doing job. Fox News reporter Jana Winter faces jail for doing her job too well.

Free press fight: How Fox News reporter wound up facing jail for doing job

She's not been accused of any crime, only of protecting the identity of confidential news sources while reporting an important development in a major national story. A Colorado court has now compounded a pending murder trial with a second legal case, one with profound First Amendment ramifications. The story started on July 20, 2012, when James Holmes walked into a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in an Aurora, Colo., theater and unleashed a hail of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 58 injured. The horrific shooting spree left the nation stunned and looking for answers. The Story and Sources Fox News sent Winter, a veteran reporter based in New York, to Colorado to cover the shooting and its aftermath.

A Fox News Reporter Could Be Jailed For Protecting Her Sources, And Nobody Seems To Care. Phone Records of Journalists of The Associated Press Seized by U.S. This video is not currently supported on your browser.

Phone Records of Journalists of The Associated Press Seized by U.S.

Continue reading the main story Video WASHINGTON — Federal investigators secretly seized two months of phone records for reporters and editors of The Associated Press in what the news organization said Monday was a “serious interference with A.P.’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.” The A.P. said that the Justice Department informed it on Friday that law enforcement officials had obtained the records for more than 20 telephone lines of its offices and journalists, including their home phones and cellphones.