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A short lecture that recaps some previous talks on WikiLeaks but adds some tentative research questions for a conference at UCLAN Preston UK on 20.6.12

A short lecture that recaps some previous talks on WikiLeaks but adds some tentative research questions for a conference at UCLAN Preston UK on 20.6.12

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  • 1. 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
  • 2. What’s NOT new aboutWikiLeaks? Leaks and law-breaking Political ‘Charismatic’ leadership It’s a source, a news agency, a publisher of last resort
  • 3. What IS new about WikiLeaks Immunity Scale & efficiency Transnational Networked exploit
  • 4. What WikiLeaks Is Not Accountable Transparent Interactive Political Sustainable?
  • 5. What next for WikiLeaks? Networked journalism exploit Transparency NGO? Alternative, ‘hactavist’, disrupter? Personality vehicle/marginal alternative media cult
  • 6. 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?
  • 7. 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