WikiLeaks vs New York Times: US Press "In a Bubble"?
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/04/09/WikiLeaks_The_Fallout WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and New York Times executive editor Bill Keller debate Assange's remark that the United States press cares little about events that happen outside its borders. "The U.S. press is interested in the United States, it is not interested in what happens outside the United States," says Assange. "It is a goldfish bowl of constant self-referral and self-reporting." ----- Panel: WikiLeaks: The Fallout. Featuring Julian Assange, Lowell Bergman, Nick Davies, Mark Feldstein, Bill Keller, David McCraw, Michael Rochford, Gabriel Schoenfeld, Jack Shafer, and Holger Stark. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, on April 8, 2011. The 3-day Logan Symposium now in its 5th year, serves a number of key constituencies. Culling together a group of dedicated investigative reporters, academics, philanthropists, media experts and graduate students, the invite only event is an industry must. Once a humble commitment to host an annual lecture in the name of its benefactors, the Logan Symposium quickly rose in popularity as "one of the most influential events of its kind," according to the Seattle Times. Covered and attended by a veritable 'who's who' in investigative reporting, the conference dissects controversial topics in the field, hosts internationally renowned panelists, and examines key factors of change in investigative reporting. Julian Assange is an Australian journalist, programmer and Internet activist, best known for his involvement with Wikileaks, a whistleblower website. Bill Keller is Executive Editor of The New York Times, a position he has held since July of 2003. Keller became Op-Ed columnist and senior writer for The New York Times Magazine as well as other areas of the newspaper in September 2001. Previously, he served as managing editor from 1997 to September 2001 after having been the newspaper's foreign editor from June 1995 to 1997. He was the chief of The Times bureau in Johannesburg from April 1992 until May 1995. Before that, he had been a Times correspondent in Moscow from December 1986 to October 1991, the last three years as the newspaper's bureau chief. He won a Pulitzer Prize in March 1989 for his coverage of the Soviet Union.
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