From Watergate to Wikileaks
by Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
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The WikiLeaks Iraq and Afghanistan war logs—and now the roll out of diplomatic cables—are having an enormous impact on journalism. On December 16, 2010, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism convened a group of reporters and editors along with other watchdog experts for a one-day conference. “From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Journalism and Secrecy in the New Media Age” explored how secrets are investigated, shared and filtered (or not) in an era of self-publishing, online whistle-blowing, data mining and social media websites. Participants discussed journalism’s role—what it traditionally has been and what it can or should be in this new environment.
|1||VideoKeynote I: Journalism's Role - Freedom of Informaiton in the Digital Age||Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor, The Associated Press Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor at The Associated Press, keynotes Nieman Conference on Secrecy and Journalism: "The increasingly lonely task of ferreting out secrets continues to fall primarily to journalists [...] and to a few hardy folks who are applying good journalistic principles to their own self-publishing," (Dec. 16. 2010) "From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Secrecy and Journalism in the New Media Age" www.nieman.harvard.edu/secrecy-and-journalism/||1/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoPanel I: Global Struggle - Prosecuted, Banned, Blamed||Reporters Push Boundaries as a Voice of Public Accountability -Stefan Candea, NF'11, Freelance Journalist and co-founder, Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism -Alejandra Matus, NF'10, Freelance Journalist, Chile -Rob Rose, NF'11, Business Investigations Reporter, Sunday Times, South Africa -Kevin Doyle, NF'11, Editor-in-Chief, The Cambodia Daily "From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Secrecy and Journalism in the New Media Age" www.nieman.harvard.edu/secrecy-and-journalism/||1/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoKeynote II: Secrets, National Security and the Press - Does WikiLeaks Change Anything?||Navigating New Rules and Roles in the Age of Radical Transparency How do media organizations decide what to publish and what to redact from a leaked classified document? At the Nieman Foundation's "From Watergate to Wikileaks" conference, journalists discuss the journalistic process involved in vetting leaks and leakers. (Dec. 16. 2010) -Walter Pincus, Intelligence and National Security Reporter, The Washington Post -Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight -Clint Hendler, Staff Writer, Columbia Journalism Review -Maggie Mulvihill, NF'05, Senior Investigative Producer, New England Center for Investigative Reporting||1/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoPanel II: National Challenges - Whither the Gatekeeper||The New York Times' Executive Editor Bill Keller keynotes Nieman conference on Secrecy and Journalism: "Leaks tend to affect ships that aren't sea-worthy to begin with." (Dec. 16. 2010) -Bill Keller, Executive Editor, The New York Times||1/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoPanel III: Future of Transparency - Secrets 2.0||Exploring Entrepreneurial Answers to Journalistic Obligations What is the future of transparency? At the Nieman Foundation's "From Watergate to WikiLeaks" conference, entrepreneurial journalists examine the role that new technologies are playing in defining the relationship between secrets and publicity. (Dec. 16. 2010) -Teru Kuwayama, Photojournalist and Founder, Basetrack -Bill Allison, Editorial Director, Sunlight Foundation -Aron Pilhofer, Co-Founder, Document Cloud; and Editor, Interactive News Technologies, The New York Times -David Kaplan, Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists -John Bohannon, Contributing Correspondent, Science Magazine||1/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
It is refreshing to me to hear how the people are being kept ignorant of facts dealing with our approach to freedom of the press. Of course most of us knew this was and is going on but to hear this fact from those in the news media was most encouraging. Thank you.
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