Tag: wikileaks

by Jonathan Stray

The Overview project is an attempt to create a general-purpose document set exploration system for journalists. But that’s a pretty vague description. To focus the project, it’s important to have a set of test cases — real-world problems that we can use to evaluate our developing system. In many ways, the test cases define the […] more »

by Dan Schultz

I attended last Thursday’s afternoon plenary “Civic Media Mobilization,” at the 2011 Knight Civic Media conference, expecting to hear discussion about specific activist technologies and techniques. I was also anticipating some juicy political friction between the Tea Party consultant and the immigrant law community organizer who were speaking at the event. Neither prediction came to […] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

We’re in the midst of another wartime disconnect, though it’s different this time around. During the Vietnam War, the disconnect was between the government and its citizens. With the publishing of the Pentagon Papers, the press solidified a long-suspected belief that the government, through its spokespersons and the military, was misleading the public about the […] more »

by Martin Moore

Soon every news organization will have its own “bunker” — a darkened room where a hand-picked group of reporters hole up with a disk/memory stick/laptop of freshly opened data, some stale pizza and lots of coffee. Last year the U.K.‘s Daily Telegraph secreted half a dozen reporters in a room for nine days with about […] more »

by David Ardia

Yesterday, a coalition of organizations dedicated to preserving free speech rights on the Internet, including the Citizen Media Law Project, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Los Angeles Times, Hearst Corp., Gannett Co., Associated Press, and Society of Professional Journalists, filed a “friend of the court” brief in the Wikileaks case. If you haven’t […] more »