A day after Marc Cooper made a passionate argument for social online networking tools being a great instrument for the future of journalism, IJJ Fellows were dismayed to find that one of the primary online networks, Facebook, was firewalled by the Los Angeles Athletic Club hosting the fellowship. Reason stated: “[Facebook] appears to violate LAACO’s Acceptable Use Policy.”

Update: Neither can we access websites such as nrdc.org, for the National Resources Defense Council, or americancity.org, the website for Next American City magazine. Reason stated: “Forbidden Category: Advocacy/Political Groups”.