CQ researcher reports: Free Speech at Risk; Law Schools; Combat Journalism

CQ Researcher reports provide excellent source material and background on hot topics in society.  Here are three recent releases that will benefit students of media and law (sign in with Netpass):

  • Greenblatt, A. (2013, April 26). Free speech at riskCQ Researcher,23, 377-400. http://library.cqpress.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2013042600  “Governments around the globe have been weakening free-speech protections because of concerns about security or offending religious believers. After a phone-hacking scandal erupted in the British press and Muslims worldwide violently protested images in the Western media of the Prophet Muhammad, European nations enacted new restrictions on hate speech, and Britain is considering limiting press freedom.”
  • Jost, K. (2013, April 19). Law schools. CQ Researcher23, 353-376. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2013041900 “Rising tuition and declining job prospects are creating a crisis for law school students and graduates, who face the likelihood of earning incomes below what they need to finance staggering debt. Students leave law school these days with debts averaging more than $100,000.”
  • Greve, F. (2013, April 12). Combat journalism. CQ Researcher23, 329-352. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2013041200  “More than 1,000 American and foreign journalists have been killed or seriously injured over the past 20 years covering wars, insurgencies, popular uprisings and other conflicts abroad, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Arab Spring revolutions.”