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Analysis: Municipal Courts May be Less Transparent

Watching a state or federal court hearing or getting court records is usually a simple procedure in Mississippi. Just show up at the courtroom at the appointed time or ask the clerk to see the court pleadings.

NSA Spy Report Among Potential Pulitzer Contenders

The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.

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National: Loose Lips Give Ammunition to MSNBC Foes

Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack. Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.

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Experts Stress Online Safety for Teens

Parents must be aware of how their children are interacting in an era of instant communication, and they must exercise control over spaces where nothing ever disappears—even when it's not true.

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Climate Coverage Soars in 2013, Spurred by Energy, Weather

Coverage of climate change issues jumped in 2013, fueled by reporting on energy issues—fracking, pipelines, oilsands—and a heavy dose of wacky weather worldwide.

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Media Digs In, Drills Down on Climate Coverage

"Deniers" see news media in lockstep with a conspiracy of scientists, bureaucrats, hippies and ne'er-do-wells to steal the world's energy markets and force us all to change our ways.

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The Press and Politicians

Over the weekend, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote about politicians' new "controlled and controlling approach" for talking to voters.

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Return of the 'Thrones'

“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO March 31.

Michael J. Fox to Play Newscaster with Parkinson's in NBC Sit-Com

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms.

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Give It to Me ... Local?

OK, when Rick James told us to “Give it me, baby,” we got it. But when The Clarion-Ledger plasters its new saying—“Give It * to Me Local.

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Favorite JFP Moments: Yours and Ours

As the JFP approached its 10th birthday on Sept. 22, 2012, we asked current and former staff and interns, as well as readers, to share their favorite JFP moments.

WGBH Boston Buys Public Radio International

Boston public media station WGBH, the producer of such marquee PBS shows as "Nova" and "Frontline," has acquired Minneapolis-based Public Radio International, the companies said Thursday.

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Media's Need for Speed

One of the year's largest stories didn't catch anyone by surprise.

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JFP Wins Multiple Awards for 2011 Work

The Jackson Free Press got amazing news from Detroit Friday afternoon when we learned the Association of Alternative Newsmedia was presenting us a coveted first-place public-service award for our team coverage of the personhood effort last fall.

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WJXN: Pirate Radio?

Jacksonians have been talking about the radio station with no DJs, no commercials and a music lineup like none they've ever heard.