The Media Fix> Recommended: “The Criminal NSA”

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Read these three things.

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The Criminal NSA

Jennifer Stisa Granick and Christopher Jon Sprigman, New York Times
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This Plan to End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work

Julie Bort, Business Insider
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Acts of Journalism and the Espionage Act

Josh Stearns, BoingBoing

Want a little more?

NSA Spying Scandal

NSA Collected U.S. Email Records in Bulk for More Than Two Years Under Obama

Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian

FAQ: What You Need to Know About the NSA’s Surveillance Programs

Jonathan Stray, ProPublica

Our Freedom to Connect

Josh Levy, Free Press

Where Did Our ‘Inalienable Rights’ Go?

Max Frankel, New York Times

You Don’t Have to Like Edward Snowden

Ben Smith, BuzzFeed

Demonizing Edward Snowden: Which Side Are You On?

John Cassidy, New Yorker

The Personal Side of Taking on the NSA: Emerging Smears

Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian

Restricted Web Access to the Guardian is Army-Wide

Phillip Molnar, Monterey County Herald

Restore the Fourth!

Jake Schenberg and Anna Wilmesher, Free Press
Media Policy and Beyond

FCC to Take Over National Broadband Map

John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable

National Coalition Urges Senator McCaskill to Support Lifeline Program

Free Press

Rural America to Telecos: “We’re Still Here, Guys. Can We Get Some Reliable Service, Please?”

Martyn Griffen, Public Knowledge

FCC Moves to Approve SoftBank’s Purchase of Sprint

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

Journalism and Beyond

The Other Snowden Drama: Impugning the Messenger

David Carr, New York Times

Obama’s War on Journalism

David Sirota, Salon

Free Press Pushes the Justice Department to Respect Journalists’ Rights

Josh Stearns, Free Press

Broadband Boosterism at the New York Times

Simon Maloy, Media Matters for America

Closing of Star-Ledger Possible

Katie Zezima, Associated Press

What’s the Matter With TV News?

Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

In Other News

Turn It Up: Join the Community Radio Revolution

Candace Clement, Free Press

CPB Reduces Aid to Longtime Grantees

Dru Sefton, Current

Aaron Swartz’s Father Praises ‘Aaron’s Law’ Proposal

Sam Gustin, Time

Iran Admits Throttling Internet to ‘Preserve Calm’ During Election

Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe

Take action!

Take Action

Mass surveillance closes open societies: It makes us less free, it makes it harder for the press to uncover the truth and it makes it harder for us to make informed decisions about how to govern our lives.

It’s time to take a stand. Tell Congress to Investigate the government’s surveillance programs

Attend an event.

National Organization for Women Conference 2013

July 5: Chicago, Ill.

NAMLE 2013 Conference

July 11-13: Los Angeles, Calif.

Free Minds, Free People 2013

July 11-14: Chicago, Ill.

VidCon 2013

August 1-4: Anaheim, Calif.

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