Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
Authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro attacks the press using the same justification the U.S. used to charge Julian Assange.
California Freelancers Sue To Stop Law That's Destroying Their Jobs. Pol Says Those 'Were Never Good Jobs' Anyway.
Set to take effect in 2020, AB5 will essentially eradicate large swaths of freelance jobs.
California Freelancers Suffer From Totally Predictable 'Unintended Consequences' of Gig Worker Protection Bill
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50 Student Activists—Including 'Current and Former Editors'—Protested Against The Harvard Crimson for Being Too Objective
Progressive activists want the newspaper to stop practicing balanced journalism.
A New York Times reporter says "the situation was way more complicated than it first appeared." No, it wasn't.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
Student Government Votes to Support Activists Who Think The Harvard Crimson Shouldn't Even Quote ICE in Stories
"The Undergraduate Council stands in solidarity with the concerns of Act on a Dream, undocumented students, and other marginalized individuals on campus."
"Getting both sides isn't always what is fair."
Sen. Richard Blumenthal would give journalists special federal protections that they don't need.
In fact, they didn’t have any detectable impact at all.
Familiar faces move between government office and media slots, rarely questioning the institution that plays a core role in their lives.
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Are Hookahs More Dangerous Than Cigarettes, or Does Misleading University Publicity Generate Inaccurate Reporting?
The sexiest discoveries are often the ones not found in the actual study.
The former vice presidential candidate's revived defamation suit against The New York Times highlights the hazards of us-versus-them thinking.
The Dismissal of Nicholas Sandmann's Lawsuit Shows There's a Difference Between Unfair Press Coverage and Libel
While the teenager has a legitimate beef about coverage of his encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips, that doesn't mean he has a legal cause of action.
The Washington Post 's Simplistic Assumption That More Opioid Prescriptions Mean More Drug Overdoses Is Demonstrably Wrong
The causes of opioid-related deaths are more complicated than "too many pain pills."
If Cops Don't Die From Incidental Fentanyl Exposure, a Drug Treatment Specialist Warns, They 'Could Become Addicted to It Instantly'
Such scaremongering poses a potentially deadly threat.
Masked activists attacked the Quillette editor with fists and milkshakes, sending him to the emergency room.
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The police conducted two searches in two days to track down who is leaking things leaders don’t want the public to know.
The chief and the union square off over who arranged what was likely an illegal search.
It's not just the right to report that's under attack. It's also your right to be informed.
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
“I don't know who to believe. Why don't I just go there and see for myself?"
Media watchdogs should not outsource their fact-checking to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Plus: Violence in Sri Lanka leads to social media suppression, and the White House wants to make it harder for pretrial diversion participants to get government jobs.
More sloppy mischaracterizations from Talia Lavin, who is indeed "too online."
Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
Plus: Christians and bureaucrats versus Tarot in Virginia, and Democratic candidates on restoring voting rights to prisoners
Plus: Facebook says it's pivoting to privacy, and congressional Democrats want to "save the internet."
A lame headline provokes even lamer charges of incitement to violence.
AZ Marshal Threatens Preteen Reporter with Juvie, Reportedly Says: 'I Don't Want to Hear About Any of That Freedom of the Press Stuff'
Posting a recording of the interaction to the internet would be illegal, the marshal said.
Marzieh Hashemi's family was largely kept in the dark during her detention.
Plus: Rand Paul has "never been prouder" of Trump, the Women's March clashes with the Park Service, and Vegas' first Stripper Parade & Expo is coming soon.
"This is not me promoting anything, including myself," the former Ohio governor says, while promoting himself.
Facebook is the latest to announce its intentions to save local media.
Journalists, like other Americans, will have an easier time only when the struggle for control of government stops mattering so much.