Views of the News: Wiki-Blackout, Non Sequitur, Newsweek Cover, The Simpsons

Jan 18, 2012

Wikipedia Leads Protest on Piracy Bills

Jenna Wortham, The New York Times: "Protest on Web Uses Shutdown to Take On Two Piracy Bills"

Evan Hansen, Wired.com: "Why We've Censored Wired.com"

Tracie Powell, Poynter.org: "What journalists need to know about SOPA"

Olga Khazan, The Washington Post: "As support for SOPA wanes, copyright issues persist"

Wall Street Journal editorial: "Brake the Internet Pirates"

#altwiki -- Twitter campaign by WaPo, NPR, ABC News, others to answer questions in lieu of Wikipedia

Gloria Goodale, The Christian Science Monitor: "Wikipedia blackout: Why even supporters question anti-SOPA move"

The Bills: Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA); Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA)

Pulling 'Non Sequitur'

Julie Moos, Poynter.org: "Cleveland Plain Dealer readers confused by decision to pull Non Sequitur comic"

Andrew Alexander, Washington Post Ombudsman: "Where was the 'Where's Muhammed?' cartoon?"

David Wallis, The San Francisco Chronicle: "Killed cartoons: Censorship is a threat not only to speech but to satirical images that sting targets or offend"

Wikipedia: "Jyllands-Posten Muhammed cartoons controversy" (If trying to view on 1/18 blackout day, press ESC key immediately after clicking on link)

Another Newsweek Cover Stirs Controversy

MJ Lee, Politico: "Conservative blogs take on Newsweek cover"

The cover (and article) in question

Caleb Howe, RedState.com: "Photoshoppery: Newsweek Cover Edition"

The Simpsons Skewers Talk Show Blowhards