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Thread: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

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    Re: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    That pretty much eliminates Fox News...
    Or any corporate media
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    Re: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Why should it matter if it is targeted? Would it matter if it was considered a news agency if it just targeted celebrities?
    I'll dumb it down a bit then so you understand. It is akin to considering a money-laundering operation as part of the banking establishment.

    No matter how one benefits from its services or tries to spin it, it remains a peripheral and non-certified entity.

    Not to say Wikileaks isn't an interesting endeavor. But to label it "the press" is a misnomer.

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    Re: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

    I would loosely call Wikileaks part of the press establishment, because they are couriers of information which the press uses. I don't think they are a press agency in of themselves.

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    Re: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    I would loosely call Wikileaks part of the press establishment, because they are couriers of information which the press uses. I don't think they are a press agency in of themselves.
    Well if you think about the news or press just gets journalists to get a story then give them what they come up with. However, in some cases someone can give the news a story to run. Wikileaks doesn't have journalists so they just rely on outside sources giving them information. In fact, if they pay for the information it is literally the same thing. The only difference is, Wikileaks isn't owned by a corporation.

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    Re: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreReborn View Post
    Well if you think about the news or press just gets journalists to get a story then give them what they come up with. However, in some cases someone can give the news a story to run. Wikileaks doesn't have journalists so they just rely on outside sources giving them information. In fact, if they pay for the information it is literally the same thing. The only difference is, Wikileaks isn't owned by a corporation.
    Corporatization isn't necessary for an organization to be journalistic. There are plenty of free lance or grassroots agencies that are not incorporated, and are run by volunteers.

    Journalism interprets invents, whereas couriers of information provide the raw info/data for the story to be told. Both are necessary for journalism to function properly. Also, the fact that Wikileaks has close ties to many international press agencies is why I would say they are at least somewhat a press agency.

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    Re: Should WikiLeaks be considered part of the Press

    Yes and for all the Haters? Freedom of Press is just that.
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