WikiLeaks‘ Julian Assange and supporters have been positioning their work as a type of “scientific journalism”. It is interesting to follow the discussion about their role and also to observe the way media publishers selected by WikiLeaks to publish the material covered the story in different ways.
ACIJ research associate, independent journalist and Regulating Communication lecturer Antony Loewenstein sent through these two excellent features today. They are not only great examples of opinion writing and features but they provide more background.
A very recent piece on tactics being used against WikiLeaks:
An earlier profile:
Here is a link to Antony’s own blog:
With thanks to Wendy Bacon.