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Australian Press Unites For Assange

Letter to PM could prove persuasive

As his lawyer alleges a grand jury in Virginia is working up charges to file against him, Julian Assange has... More

Times’s Act Two Profile of Assange

A revealing follow-up to The New Yorker

Raffi Khatchadourian’s profile of Julian Assange for The New Yorker back in June—before the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs dumps—is... More

Are You Angry about WikiLeaks?

If so, why? If not, why not?

From Sarah Palin to the Times readers who grilled Bill Keller over that paper’s right to publish information contained in... More

Did Assange Play Lawyer?

WikiLeaks insider suggests a legal adviser never existed

A recently published book excerpt suggests that “Jay Lim,” an occasional WikiLeaks spokesperson often identified as its legal advisor, was... More

Greenwald Gets It on WikiLeaks Coverage

Salon media critic Glenn Greenwald hammers at a point we mentioned in our first read of the WikiLeaks coverage on... More

Julian Assange’s New Platform: RT

So here’s a partnership we might have seen coming: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will host a TV talk show that... More

Miss America’s WikiThoughts

You have read our own Clint Hendler on “The WikiLeaks Equation.” The Nation’s Greg Mitchell has been blogging about it... More

The WikiLeaks Equation

Secrets, free speech, and the law

Call it the Year of WikiLeaks. From April 5, when the site posted a grainy video showing the death of... More

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Truth is relative

The Fifth Estate tries to tell the story of WikiLeaks, but can’t make up its mind

The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon's film, now in theaters, about WikiLeaks and its divisive founder, Julian Assange, ends on an... More

WikiLeaks A Blunt Weapon, But We Should Use It

A defense of the organization under new attack

Many of the charges behind the “hang Julian Assange” meme doing the rounds since WikiLeaks’s third “megaleak” on Sunday hinge... More

WikiLeaks Coverage Roundup, Again

A look at coverage from The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and elsewhere

On Sunday, the online secret-sharing site WikiLeaks began the process of releasing approximately 250,000 previously classified U.S. Department of State... More

WikiLeaks Coverage, Day Three

A roundup of major outlets’ continued coverage of the State Department cables story

The New York Times Day three of the Times cables coverage focuses on Pakistan—firstly with a long report by Jane... More

WikiLeaks Coverage, Day Two

A look at second-day WikiLeaks coverage from The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and others

The New York Times Day two of the Times’s coverage of the latest WikiDump arrives with few “explosive” revelations, but... More

WikiPublishers Face Their Readers

Times and Guardian Answer Questions on Leaks

The two English-language newspapers given early access to the WikiLeaks diplomatic cable dump have published two very different Q&As with... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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