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As parks and public places decrease, giving way to malls, coffee houses and parking lots, the places where we can protest, soap box and gather are shrinking too.
The battle over free speech — hatched in the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights more than 200 years ago — continues to play out around the world in political conventions, courtrooms and the streets of the Middle East, where Libyan demonstrators protesting a U.S.-made anti-Muslim video killed the U.S. ambassador in Beghazi yesterday.
The incident puts into focus the ways different people view speech that can range from merely annoying to blasphemous.
In fact, the meaning of free speech has been evolving over time…
Fantastic piece of journalism alert!
A great profile of a person, a place and a tradition. Newspaper feature stories this great and spine-tingling are rare.
“In the daytime,” said Benny Jones Sr., who is Mr. Batiste’s nephew by marriage and who founded the band with him nearly 20 years ago, “he liked to wake up and dress up and walk.”
Did he ever dress up: high-shined shoes, on the soles of which he would record the date of purchase; necktie and pocket square, the square at times made of fabric snipped off the back of the necktie to ensure a perfect match; wristwatch worn across his knuckles, so, he said, he would always have time on his hands; brown derby on his head; and then the walking cane, sunglasses and an ever-shifting constellation of jewelry.
And he walked, sauntering along Frenchmen Street in the afternoon, or embarking on a leisurely bar crawl up St. Bernard Avenue, beginning with Sidney’s and on and on to the Autocrat Club or Seal’s Class Act. He would sit at the bar with a Miller High Life, preferably next to a woman, and discuss the proper way to iron the crease into trousers, how to say “pregnant” in Creole or how to cook a pot roast.
Image: Lionel Batiste of the Treme Brass Band, known as Uncle Lionel, was honored in kind. Credit: William Widmer for The New York Times
As if print journalism’s death knell wasn’t already loud enough, here’s a downright deafening new note that’s sure to make both print and online journalists reach for a pair of industrial earmuffs.
But before we have a listen, read this first:
Newt Gingrich received the largest increase in Tweets about him today. Twitter activity associated with the candidate has shot up since yesterday, with most users tweeting about taxes and character issues. Newt Gingrich has been consistently popular on Twitter, as he has been the top riser on the site for the last four days. Conversely, the number of tweets about Ron Paul has dropped in the past 24 hours. Another traffic loser was Rick Santorum, who has also seen tweets about him fall off a bit.
Sounds a little stodgy, wooden and robotic for my liking. Well, that’s not surprising, considering it was written by a robot.
Love what Reuters has been up to lately. And this new feature is fantastic
Today we launched Social Pulse, our new social media hub on Reuters.com designed to show you the most talked-about news, companies and influencers across the Web.
We also launched a journalist Twitter directory so you can follow all our people by location and topic!
“ Ms. Bennett, when asked what statement Tumblr was making by bringing her and Mr. Mohney on board, said, “Tumblr is basically hiring a staff to celebrate creativity and innovation. How many companies can say that?”
Yay! This is an exciting new development.
“Basically, if Tumblr were a city of 42 million,” Ms. Bennett said, referring to the number of Tumblr blogs that exist, “I’m trying to figure out how we cover the ideas, themes and people who live in it.”
congrats to Ms. Bennett and Mr. Mohney
Phillip Mendonça-Vieira set up a program to take regular screengrabs of the homepages of BBC.com and NYTimes.com from September 2010 to July 2011, and created a time-lapse video to compare the two. This excerpt from the full video shows the two pages simultaneously as they covered the events of the Egyptian revolution from January 27th to February 11th, 2011.
This is riveting.