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By Greg Marinovich
A couple years ago, just as I was starting my Nieman year, the “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” exhibit curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston was traveling across the U.S.
Having just seen it in Los Angeles, my friend Jonathan Diamond called me. Why, he asked, when photojournalists shoot so many images on an assignment, are we limited to seeing just one or two in a newspaper or magazine? Why not showcase 10 or 20? There was, I said, no reason, other than the limitations of print.
And so The Stand started as a digital photojournalism magazine, one that would draw photographers from around the world, transcend borders by relying on images rather than text, and treat photojournalists and their work with respect.
By Sam Thielman
Not long ago, it would have been unthinkable for a coalition of discontented citizens to challenge the business decisions of multinational company with a market cap of nearly $150bn and a boss who plays golf with the president. Last week it happened, and the grassroots guys won. Again.
Independent Lens and POV are in danger. These are the two series that most consistently showcase diverse filmmakers, diverse communities, and underrepresented voices and perspectives on public television.
The FCC voted three-to-to last month to reclassify broadband as a common-carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, but the battle for Net Neutrality is far from over.
Last February, when Comcast announced it was buying Time Warner Cable, federal approval of the merger didn't seem like a major hurdle. The two biggest cable companies said their merger wouldn’t reduce competition—and wouldn’t result in higher rates—because geographically, they served different markets.
With your support, EFF has helped raise the bar in ongoing discussions about how to better protect users against the abuse of their rights through DRM.