U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) wants one thing from journalism students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale -- “Honesty.” “I think we want reporters to be transparent,” Shimkus said. The seven-term Congressman stopped by David Yepsen’s Public Policy Reporting class to talk about his experiences interacting with the media as a public official. “You’ve … [Read more...] about Shimkus visits SIUC
Beware bloggers. The copyright trolls are on the loose, and apparently they’re gaining support. In late August, a Las Vegas-based company, Righthaven LLC, gained a second client in its campaign to sue bloggers for reposting clips of published, online news content. Back in March, Righthaven began purchasing the rights to news content from the Las Vegas Review-Journal for … [Read more...] about Are news aggregators under fire?