Journalism

  August 2020

Seattle Judge Rules Against the Press

Seattle Times and TV Stations Must Hand Over Footage to Police Despite Washington state’s reporter shield law that protects journalists from having to relinquish notes, documents or sources in most cases, freedom of the press was dealt a disturbing blow … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Today’s Threats Against Journalists

Here is a sample of headlines from May 30 to June 1, 2020, illustrating the dangers journalists face, as reported by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. •  “The Buffalo News (NY) crew hit by police pepper balls while covering protests.” … Continue reading

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  July 2020

Despite Threats, Student Journalists Head Into the Profession

When I graduated from college in the early 1990s with a journalism major, there was no talk of reporter safety — where to get a gas mask to protect you from pepper spray or how to handle an assault by … Continue reading

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  May 2020

Freedom of the Press Amid Covid-19

KUOW Pulls Plug on Live White House Briefings On March 25, 2020, public radio station KUOW announced that it would stop airing President Trump’s live Coronavirus Task Force briefings. With no time to adequately fact-check the president’s often misleading and … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Free County Publications Proliferate

In 2004 and 2006, Whatcom Watch published articles by news junkie Alan Rhodes about free publications available to readers in Whatcom County. Listed on the Currently Available Periodicals sidebar are 42 publications, one more than counted by Alan Rhodes in … Continue reading

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  April 2017

The Conspiracy Culture and Fake News

At a rally in Florida, President Trump ranted about immigrants and said, “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re … Continue reading

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  March 2016

Freedom of the (Local, Independent) Press

by Jennifer Karchmer Sandra Robson (left) received the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award on Feb. 12, 2016, at The 3rd Annual Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism Award dinner held at Soy House on W. Holly St. in Bellingham. John Servais (right), … Continue reading

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