"I’m willing to sacrifice all of that because I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building"
— Edward Snowden to The Guardian, NSA leaker comes forward, says government set to destroy privacy (via msnbc)
"The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news. We have made great progress in meeting this demand and are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements. The Chicago Sun-Times continues to evolve with our digitally savvy customers, and as a result, we have had to restructure the way we manage multimedia, including photography, across the network."
— A statement by the Chicago Sun-Times saying that it has laid off its entire photo staff of 28 full-time employees and plans to use freelance photographers and reporters to shoot photos and videos.
"It’s less about who you know, because who you know keeps changing."
— Bo Park, MD at ICR, in this week’s analysis on how today’s media landscape has changed the way PR pros build relationships with journalists.