Category Archives: Reports & Working Papers

Fair Use Refresher

Copyright can be confusing, and that confusion can cost you time, money, as well as affect your mission to inform the public.  It's always a great time to reacquaint yourself with the tenets of fair useColumbia Libraries Copyright Advisory Office has a number of resources to help you understand fair use, including What is Fair Use? and the Copyright Quick Guide

Make these and American University's Center for Social Media's Copyright, Free Speech, and the Public's Right to Know: How Journalists Think About Fair Use a part of your summer reading list!  And, when in doubt, ask a librarian for assistance

Getting Tweets in a Row

The first phase of the Twitter archive project from the Library of Congress, including the acquisition and preservation of tweets from 2006-2010, has been completed.  The Library now has an archive of approximately 170 billion tweets and growing, and the technology groundwork for future archiving has been established.  Read more from the Library of Congress white paper summarizing their work here!

From the FCC – The Information Needs of Communities

Have you seen The Information Needs of Communities: The changing media landscape in a broadband age?  Read the latest report from the FCC by Steven Waldman – download the full PDF or download by chapter.  And for quick key facts and recommendations, check out the Fact Sheet and Executive Summary.

iPhone App for SSRN

Check out SSRN’s new app for the iPhone and iPod touch!  SSRN [Social Science Research Network] database provides access to the latest social science and humanities papers from scholars around the world.

Search for "journalism" as key term and find papers such as the following:

Washington Law Review, Forthcoming
RonNell Andersen Jones
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date Posted: May 24, 2009
Last Revised: September 8, 2009

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 40, p. 781, 2009
Richard T. Karcher
Florida Coastal School of Law
Date Posted: April 30, 2009
Last Revised: May 20, 2009

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