- -03-12-06 Second Largest U.S. Newspaper to Be Sold (New York Times)
"Knight Ridder, the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, agreed last night to sell itself for about $4.5 billion in cash and stock to the McClatchy Company, a publisher half its size, according to people involved in the negotiations." 03-06
- -05-25-06 FCC Probe of TV Stations Airing Ads as News (Bloomberg.com)
"Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin ordered a probe of dozens of television stations after a report found they aired advertisements as if they were news reports, people familiar with the inquiry said." 05-06
- -06-07-06 China Blocks Google.com (BBC News)
"Chinese authorities have blocked most domestic users from the main Google.com search engine, a media watchdog said."
" 'It was only to be expected that Google.com would be gradually sidelined after the censored version was launched in January,' Reporters Without Borders said in a statement." 06-06
- -07-02-06 Editor Defends Printing Bank Story (MSNBC News)
"Published reports that the U.S. was monitoring international banking transactions were not news to the terrorists who were its target because the Bush administration had already 'talked openly' about the effort, The New York Timesí top editor said Sunday."
"President Bush said the latest revelation was 'disgraceful' and did 'great harm' to the country. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, reiterated his view on CNNís 'Late Edition' on Sunday that The Times should be prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act for repeatedly revealing classified information." 07-06
- -07-02-06 Editors Defend Printing Bank Story (MSNBC News)
"The editors wrote that judging whether to report sensitive information is a deliberate and intensive process, but they have an obligation to inform. 'Our job, especially in times like these, is to bring our readers information that will enable them to judge how well their elected leaders are fighting on their behalf, and at what price.' "
"The editors cited examples in which both of their newspapers had made decisions to not publish certain stories or details out of security concerns, noting that The New York Times story about the financial records tracking focused on its sweep and legal basis rather than how the program operated." 07-06