Transcript of "WikiLeaks - towards some research questions"
WIKILEAKS:NEWS IN THE NETWORKED ERACHARLIE BECKETTUCLAN 20.6.12 Polis, London School of Economics and Political Science @CharlieBeckett http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/ Polis@lse.ac.uk
What’s NOT new aboutWikiLeaks? Leaks and law-breaking Political ‘Charismatic’ leadership It’s a source, a news agency, a publisher of last resort
What IS new about WikiLeaks Immunity Scale & efficiency Transnational Networked exploit
What WikiLeaks Is Not Accountable Transparent Interactive Political Sustainable?
What next for WikiLeaks? Networked journalism exploit Transparency NGO? Alternative, ‘hactavist’, disrupter? Personality vehicle/marginal alternative media cult
Some research questions forjournalism studies regardingnew hybrid (social) mediaenterprises What impact on mainstream media & public sphere? How can msm network into these exploits? How representative of developing trends? How sustainable? What kind of ethical typology is emerging?
WIKILEAKS:NEWS IN THE NETWORKED ERACHARLIE BECKETT Polis, London School of Economics and Political Science @CharlieBeckett http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/ Polis@lse.ac.uk
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