The Case Of Barrett Brown: A Death Knell For American Journalism?

Barrett Brown, a 33-year-old American journalist and founder of Project PM, was sentenced to five years in prison in late January. But why is his story worth noting? And how is this an attack on journalism? Allison Pointer, ImportantCool’s US-based journalist, attended the hearing and here’s what she had to say.

The 22nd of January 2015, marked 37 days since the supposed sentencing date for journalist Barrett Brown. But it was then that his sentence was actually handed down, a court decision that will have catastrophic effects on the future of journalists in the US. Continue reading