Today, a total of 19 Pulitzer Prize winners have issued statements in support of journalist James Risen and in protest of the Justice Department's attempt to force Risen to testify against his sources.
"Risen has vowed to go to jail rather than give up his source, but the Justice Department has steadfastly refused to drop its pursuit," writes Freedom of the Press Foundation director Trevor Timm
"On Thursday, many of the major US press freedom organizations will hold a press conference in Washington DC and deliver a petition with over 100,000 signatures to the Justice Department, calling on them to do the same."
The Pulitzer prize-winning journalists who have written in support of Risen include Eric Lichtblau, Risen's reporting partner on the 2006 NSA warrantless wiretapping stories.
"As the attorney general himself said, reporters should not be put in jail for doing their job," says Lichtblau. "It's as simple as that."
Read the full list of reporters, and their statements, here. [pressfreedomfoundation.org]
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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