Month: August 2013

To make journalism harder, slower, less secure

That's what the surveillance state is trying to do. It has the means, the will and the latitude to go after journalism the way it went after terrorism. Only a more activist press, working together, stands a chance of resisting this.

Published 26 Aug 2013 1:37 am

Conspiracy to commit journalism

"If sunlight coalitions are to succeed, they won't succeed by outwitting surveillance. Not better technology, but greater legitimacy is their edge."

Published 20 Aug 2013 5:02 pm

When you’re in a Fourth Estate situation

As things stand today, the Fourth Estate is a state of mind. Some in the press have it, some do not. Some who have it are part of the institutional press. Some, like Ladar Levison and Edward Snowden, are not.

Published 15 Aug 2013 7:49 pm

Edward Snowden, meet Jeff Bezos

What we do know about Snowden is something we don't know about the new owner of the Washington Post: whether he can go up against the most powerful and secretive forces on the planet... and win.

Published 11 Aug 2013 8:21 pm

The Toobin principle

Repeal the concept of an informed public, repress your decision to take such a drastic step. But it's not just Jeffrey Toobin. Congress did it too.

Published 6 Aug 2013 1:58 pm