Jan 26, 2011

NYT editor opens up about relationship with WikiLeaks*

New York Times executive editor Bill Keller has written a long piece talking about how his paper came into possession of the WikiLeaks cables and battlefield dispatches, and its relationship with WikiLeaks's quirky, genius founder, Julian Assange. The story is here.

*Update: I should have noted that Keller's article is an introduction to a 2000-page e-book the NYT will publish Monday on the WikiLeaks affair. The first two chapters are profiles of Assange and the alleged source of the WikiLeaks material, Pfc. Bradley Manning. The rest appears to be a compilation of past stories, along with links to the cables that served as the basis for reporting. The book will sell for $5.99.

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