Journalism After Snowden

Journalism After Snowden

The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State

Book - 2017
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Edward Snowden's release of classified NSA documents exposed the widespread government practice of mass surveillance in a democratic society. The publication of these documents, facilitated by three journalists, as well as efforts to criminalize the act of being a whistleblower or source, signaled a new era in the coverage of national security reporting. The contributors to Journalism After Snowden analyze the implications of the Snowden affair for journalism and the future role of the profession as a watchdog for the public good. Integrating discussions of media, law, surveillance, technology, and national security, the book offers a timely and much-needed assessment of the promises and perils for journalism in the digital age.

Journalism After Snowden is essential reading for citizens, journalists, and academics in search of perspective on the need for and threats to investigative journalism in an age of heightened surveillance. The book features contributions from key players involved in the reporting of leaks of classified information by Edward Snowden, including Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian ; ex-New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson; legal scholar and journalist Glenn Greenwald; and Snowden himself. Other contributors include dean of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll, Internet and society scholar Clay Shirky, legal scholar Cass Sunstein, and journalist Julia Angwin. Topics discussed include protecting sources, digital security practices, the legal rights of journalists, access to classified data, interpreting journalistic privilege in the digital age, and understanding the impact of the Internet and telecommunications policy on journalism. The anthology's interdisciplinary nature provides a comprehensive overview and understanding of how society can protect the press and ensure the free flow of information.
Publisher: New York :, Columbia University Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780231176132
0231176139
Characteristics: xvi, 326 pages

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tirjan
Apr 21, 2018

Great and necessary read about the chilling effect the government's efforts have had on suppressing free press in this country. Without the Snowden data download this would have remained under wraps possibly forever - or at least until some other brave soul did something similar. People may argue over whether Snowden was a hero or a traitor but they can't dispute what information our government was collecting on it's citizens and what it is doing to our First Amendment rights.

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StarGladiator
Dec 19, 2016

Naaah, these dudes just don't get it. If they had understood, and if understanding then explained the situation correctly, they would have grasped why the full force of the US government was brought down on Aaron Swartz [and why Lessig waited until after the weekend, or his suicide, before passing on positive news]. Game over!
[Or they are being purposely dishonest!]

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