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Kari Sable's page on Media focuses on where crime and the media intersect including media corruption, crime news coverage, crimes against journalists, censorship, the impact of the media on crime and threats against the freedom of speech.

“We want you to explain to us what you want from us, what are we supposed to publish or not publish, so we know what to abide by. You are at this time the de facto authorities in this city because the legal authorities have not been able to stop our colleagues from falling.” El Diario in Ciudad Juárez asks organized crime leaders. Mexico Paper, a Drug War Victim, Calls for a Voice -- NY Times

Federal investigators obtained a New York Times reporter’s three private credit reports, examined his personal bank records and obtained information about his phone calls and travel.

The Link Between Media, Political Environment and Violent Acts --Many have implicated heated political rhetoric in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but the connection between viewing and acting is complex

The Pearl Project spent more than three years investigating the roles of 27 men linked to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Journalists Are Targets of Violence in Cairo -- Journalists covering the chaos at central Tahrir Square in Cairo are targets of violence and intimidation by demonstrators in favor of President Hosni Mubarak.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

TV News Archive -- The Vanderbilt University archive of television news contains major US national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN news broadcasts and special programming on events including presidential press conferences, campaign coverage, Watergate hearings, American hostages in Iran, Persian Gulf war and the September 11, 2001 attack.

Journalism ethics cases faced by journalists, including privacy, conflict of interest, reporter- source relationships and the role of journalists.

The issues surrounding the supression of news at police request in the case of South Florida's summer of 1975 "Canal Killer."

Changing Local News -- A media watch special report.

Media, democracy and public policy organizations.

Poynter Institute News on Ethics

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, manager of a popular Thai political website, is charged with violating Thailand's tough cyber laws faces up to 20 years in prison for failing to promptly remove reader comments allegedly defaming the country's monarchy.

Grover Furr's Journalism and Media Criticism

International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication resources.

Did 'The Jerry Springer Show' Cause a Murder? -- Ralf Panitz killed his ex-wife Nancy Campbell-Panitz after they appeared on The Jerry Springer Show."

The Great Giveaway," a contract by Ronald Reagan allowed studios to keep residuals from entertainers for everything produced before 1960, after MCA purchased Paramount Pictures's film library in 1959. Lawyer and Mafia mouthpiece, Sidney Korshak, negotiated with Reagan. In 1962, Reagan, MCA and SAG (Screen Artists Guild) became the subject of criminal and civil investigations by the FBI and the Justice Department. Reagan was subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury but failed to recall details of his role in the decision. "Ronald Reagan is a complete slave of MCA who would do their bidding on anything." -- Justice Department memorandum.

Scott Peterson's Trial by Media

by Matthew B. Robinson, examines misconceptions created by media coverage of law-making and crime, policing, courts, and corrections through news, television, movies, music and other media. How corporate ownership of the mass media impacts citizen views. An in depth analysis examines how and why the media decides which topics to cover and which to ignore. Media coverage of each branch of criminal justice are reviewed what is the ultimate impact of the media when it comes to crime control and crime prevention.

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Smothered - The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- Tommy and Dick Smothers and their late-'60s television show are detailed in Maureen Muldaur's 92-minute documentary. Viewing the clips from The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour jabs at censorship, gun ownership, and the Vietnam war, were so controversial to CBS they canceled the show. Both brothers are interviewed, as are writers Rob Reiner, Steve Martin and others. Include bios and an excerpt from a book on the subject. --Sam Graham

Investigative Reports - Tabloid! Inside The New York Post -- This documentary portrays the Post, as a competitive news organization that runs analytical business coverage to vicious celebrity mudslinging.

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