UW journalism center defends involvement in ‘inappropriate’ FCC study

By   /  February 25, 2014  /  Censorship, Issues, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Under fire for its involvement in a controversial — and now suspended — Federal Communications Commission study criticized for First Amendment creeping, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has issued a statement on behalf of its Center for Communication and Democracy, presumably to clear the air about its part in the study.
The statement, [...]

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‘Independent review’ of US spying policy not subject to open-records law

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Accountability, Censorship, Featured, Federal Government, Foreign News & Policy, Issues, Journalism, Journalism & Media, National, National News, News, Open Records, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Attorney general in Iowa faces conflict of interest over dueling roles.

A special committee ordered by President Obama to review the legality of the National Security Agency’s spying programs will not be subject to government transparency laws.

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Too hot for teens and taxpayer money, parents pan praised novel

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Censorship, County Government, Education, Featured, Minnesota, News, Uncategorized  /  5 Comments


Literary critics lavished high praise on Rainbow Rowell’s novel “Eleanor & Park,” a hot new teenage love story.

A little too hot, maybe, at least in terms of getting public — taxpayer — support.

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Nonprofit investigative journalists at center of political battle?

By   /  June 6, 2013  /  Censorship, Featured, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Andy Hall, executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, under fire in the legislature.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — Andy Hall is in the business of getting answers to his often pointed questions.
But the veteran investigative reporter said he’s received nothing but silence from the Republican members of the Legislature’s powerful Joint Committee on Finance, which very early Wednesday pushed through a motion that would boot Hall’s Center [...]

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State looks to jail dairy farmer after raw milk talk

By   /  June 3, 2013  /  Censorship, Featured, Free Market, Judiciary, News, Wisconsin  /  9 Comments

Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger smiles after a jury acquits him of three of four charges in a recent nationally watched raw milk trial. (Photo by Wisconsin)Reporter)

By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON –  The state Department of Justice wants dairy farmer and raw milk provider Vernon Hershberger behind bars.
Two weeks after a jury acquitted Hershberger of three licensing violation charges, the state’s prosecuting attorney Eric Defort on Friday moved to revoke Hershberger’s bail for violating the court’s terms of release. The state had demanded the [...]

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