RCFP: The News Media and the Law: Spring 2014: “Lethal Secrecy”

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Lethal Secrecy  Vol. 38, No. 2

State secrecy statutes keep execution information from the public

EDITORIAL

Openness in executions

COVER

Lethal Secrecy

State secrecy statutes keep execution information from the public

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Paying for public access

FOI fees add up for journalists trying to explain government activities

The basics: Using freedom of information laws

A primer for those just starting to use open records laws

SECRET COURTS

Holding out against cameras at the high court

As Justices remain skeptical of camera access, spectators stand in the rain and hope

LIBEL

Rethinking hyperlinking

Linking to source material can help journalists in defamation lawsuits

Anatomy of a Brief: Scholz v. Boston Herald

A detailed look at a recent Reporters Committee amicus brief

CONTENT REGULATION

Baseball fans, podcasts, and the First Amendment

Asked and Answered — FOIA exemption waivers

– See more at: http://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/news-media-law/news-media-and-law-spring-2014#sthash.OIZEqXyw.dpuf

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