Rosen calls WikiLeaks the first "stateless news organization" in an excellent post on this episode."In media history up to now, the press is free to report on what the powerful wish to keep secret because the laws of a given nation protect it," Rosen writes. "But Wikileaks is able to report on what the powerful wish to keep secret because the logic of the Internet permits it. This is new."
Jul 26, 2010
The Wikileaks leak
Has the Wikileaks, an online source of confidential documents, changed the nature of news by releasing 92,000 pages of secret U.S. military logs about the war in Afganistan to the New York Times, Der Spiegel and The Guardian? Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic explores the question and pulls this from NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen: