Court Cases

Currently writing a paper on the court case Branzburg v. Hayes. I never knew how much reading there was to do in a court case. Sunday bummer!

The case is very interesting though. If you’re not familiar with it, it is the Supreme Court case that allows courts to subpoena journalists to reveal their sources. I think the 35 year gap is also astounding. Thirty-five years ago courts were always subpoenaing journalists to reveal their sources, and it died down after that until present day where it has started back up again. I think it shows how the 70s and present day have linear circumstances.

Subpoena is also a really cool word.

Case Studies

I’m attending the National Communication Association conference in New Orleans in 2 weeks, and I just received my badge to get in and also the book I chose.  I chose “Critical Studies in Media Communication”

I cannot wait to read it! It looks like it has such interesting information in it, thumbing through it the first chapter is about journalism during the Beijing Olympics.  I was really excited when I read that title.  There’s also coverage of racism in journalism in modern day and how the New York Times covered fires in the late 1800’s.  Fascinating.

I’ll probably get to reading it this weekend.  When I cut into it, Ill give a little non-libelous review!

 

Hope everyone is adjusting to November!

Reminder

I was reminded today that the work I produce is copyrighted.  If anyone is going to use examples of my work, please attribute properly and contacting me would be nice.  It is my job to write stories about people and the things affecting lives, and I work very hard at it.  It pains me to see content I’ve produced not receiving the proper respect it deserves.  Even though this is the internet, the same rules apply.

The internet is not a playground for the real world, it is now where the real world is taking place.  As a blanket note, please respect all authors integrity and do the right thing.  It means the world for someone like me to be recognized and appreciated for the work I do.

Thank you!