Author Archives: Matthew L. Schafer

About Matthew L. Schafer

Matthew L. Schafer graduated from the University of Illinois in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies. He later attended Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication where he earned a Masters of Mass Communication and Georgetown University Law Center where he earned his J.D.

The Last Post

Dear Reader, On August 2, 2010, I published a post titled, “Closing Time and Final Thoughts on the Future of Journalism.”  At that time, I had enough of updating the blog daily and decided to hang my hat up – … Continue reading

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Greenwald v. Keller: What They Missed and Why It Matters

In short, neither Keller’s nor Greenwald’s approach is the only consideration on the road to journalistic salvation. That being so, how should journalists go about spreading the truth to the citizenry in a way that does not alienate the very … Continue reading

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DoJ Takes Conflicting Positions in Congress: Continues to Deny FOIA Fee Waivers to Independent Journalists

by Matthew L. Schafer The OPEN Government Act of 2007 was passed to ensure that “anyone who gathers information to inform the public, including freelance journalist and bloggers, may seek a fee waiver when they request information under FOIA.” Under … Continue reading

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