New York Times editor Jill Abramson spoke on Monday at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin and discussed the future and the changes of the paper, the Huffington Post reported.
The Guardian reports that former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, along with her husband Charlie, on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The arrests were part of Operation Weeting, in connection with the ongoing investigation into phone hacking.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported that Meixco’s national Senate is very close to passing an amendment to the constitution that would make the murder of a journalist a constitutional offence. CPJ writes that the change would mean “the typically less corrupt and more effective federal police and prosecutors would move aside state authorities to tackle cases of murdered journalists.”