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CATEGORY: MEDIA, EMPIRE — 25.JUN.2014
Glenn Greenwald on Snowden, NSA, Media, and Orwell —
Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald talks about the impact the NSA-spying information leaked by Edward Snowden has had on the public discourse and on media behavior. Topics include strict application of laws against whistleblowers but not against high officials; the apt parallel of Orwell's 1984 to today's surveillance world; the ridiculous notion that journalists can be objective; legislative measures attempting to curb some aspects of NSA surveillance programs.
Original Show Pub Date: 23.Jun.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, MEDIA — 18.JUN.2014
The Last Magazine—One Year After His Death, Michael Hastings Satirizes Corporate Media —
In 2010, investigative journalist Michael Hastings' Rolling Stone article on General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander in Afghanistan, sparked a political controversy that led to McChrystal's firing. Then in 2012, Hastings wrote a major piece on the American prisoner of war, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a subject that in 2014 has finally roiled into a public storm. A year ago this week, Hastings died in a car crash. Now, another major work from Hastings is upon us: "The Last Magazine," a posthumous, scathing satire of the corporate news media based on Hastings' time at Newsweek.
Original Show Pub Date: 17.Jun.2014
CATEGORY: MEDIA, EMPIRE — 14.JUN.2014
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Intelligence Community Directive 119 —
In April 2014, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's website quietly posted Intelligence Community Directive 119, the implications of which could be devastating for journalists. Steven Aftergood talks about the effect this directive will have on contact between intelligence officials and the press.
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Original Show Pub Date: 13.Jun.2014
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