Now Pentagon angry with Wikileaks

Pentagon orders Wikileaks to delete classified documents

from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza


In a briefing at the Defense Department, Pentagon Spokesman Geoff Morrell ordered Wikileaks to remove classified documents and return them to the U.S. government.

Pentagon to WikiLeaks: Return Our Secret Documents, Or Else

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

Should Wikileaks join the press corps?

from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza

Jack Shafer wrote an interesting article about what Wikileaks can learn from newspapers. The thrust is that by publishing unreviewed materials, Wikileaks renders itself open to criticsm, whereas papers like the New York Times — which transmuted the leaks into well-heeled news stories — are adept at wrangling tacit acceptance from government.

New report: Internet more important than newspapers, but still not trustworthy


Newspapers are now less important than the Internet as a source of information, yet the majority of online users say most online information is not reliable, according to the 10th annual study of the impact of the Internet on Americans by the Center for the Digital Future.

The study also found that 70 percent of online users believe that Internet advertising is ?annoying,? yet 55 percent of users said they would rather see Web advertising than pay for content.

What is a Newspaper Ombudsman?

from Institute for International Journalism

by Pirongrong Ramasoota

A newspaper ombudsman, also known under other labels as readers? advocate, public editor, and reader representative, is a profession that has existed in the U.S. as far back as 1970s.

How to say “NO” to political pressure on journalism?

from Institute for International Journalism by Aleksandra

By Aleksandra Temenugova

Something big is happening in Macedonia at the moment. And it is about journalism. And freedom of expression and political pressure. And it’s been top news for last three days.

Ok, let me tell you the story. Eight journalists from one of the leading national TV station Channel 5 (I used to work there as a journalist and anchor for 6 years) out of blue were fired due to financial constrains that this TV station has been facing lately. When the journalists asked why they are fired at the same time when the TV station hires new journalists, they didn’t got the right answer. It was more than clear for them that this is a punishment because didn’t obey as the management wanted: follow the politics of the government.

Journalism Education 2.0: Training in an Age of Radical Change

from MediaShift

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