Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill.
Here’s a rundown of some interesting articles that makes you should absorb on Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 . Seriously.
Our distractions are so many that it is sometimes hard to tell what is happening. Television, kids, relatives, jobs and everyday life are enough to suck the life out of the average individual and render us into a vegetative stupor by the time we get to the part of the day where we can relax and ground ourselves out.
AUSTIN, Texas ” Sen. Al Franken claimed Monday that big corporations are “hoping to destroy” the Internet and issued a call to arms to several hundred tech-savvy South by Southwest attendees to preserve net neutrality.