UMass-Boston student newspaper editor sued for defamation, emotional distress

August 7, 2019
Cady Vishniac, former news editor for the student newspaper at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the only remaining defendant in an ongoing legal case stemming from an article published in 2013.Mass Media, the university’s independent student newspaper, routinely published information straight from the weekly police blotter, The Boston Globe reported. In March 2013, Mass Media published an entry about an unidentified individual allegedly taking pictures of women on campus without their knowledge or consent under the headline, “Have You …

Massachusetts reporter arrested for threatening Walpole Times reporter

January 29, 2019
Reporter Amy Zuckerman was arrested at her home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, on July 7, 2018, on a warrant charging her with making terroristic threats in emails to a reporter at the Walpole Times the day before.The Walpole Times, based in Walpole, Massachusetts, is owned by GateHouse Media. Its reporter, who was unnamed, had asked Zuckerman to remove him from a mailing list multiple times.“The specific threats were mentioned shooting a firearm through the window of the Walpole Times while people …

Photojournalist stopped second time by CBP in less than a year

November 12, 2019
Freelance photojournalist David Degner was flagged for secondary screening multiple times while flying between Cairo, Egypt, and the United States.Degner, a U.S. citizen who was working out of Cairo, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that he was pulled aside after disembarking in Boston, Massachusetts, on Oct. 25, 2017. He said he sent out a Facebook notification saying that he was being stopped and interviewed and then signed out of all of his social media profiles.Degner told CPJ that he …