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Dec. 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m.

Live today: A Nieman conference on the role of secrecy in journalism; follow along through video and blogs

Today, the Nieman Foundation is hosting a one-day conference entitled From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Journalism and Secrecy in the New Media Age. If you’re here in Cambridge for the event, come say hello! (We’re in the basement, by the washing machine.) But if you’re watching from afar, you can watch a video livestream and follow along with our liveblogs below, throughout the day. (You can also watch #niemanleaks on Twitter.)

The schedule in brief is below (all times Eastern); in full, it’s here:

9:00 a.m.: Introduction by Bob Giles and Barry Sussman

9:10 a.m.: Opening keynote by Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the Associated Press

10:00 a.m.: Panel I on the international perspective, featuring journalists from Romania, Chile, South Africa, and Cambodia (Stefan Candea, Alejandra Matus, Rob Rose, and Kevin Doyle, respectively)

11:30 a.m.: Panel II on the U.S. perspective, featuring Walter Pincus (Washington Post), Danielle Brian (Project on Government Oversight), Clint Hendler (CJR), and Maggie Mulvihill (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

1:15 p.m.: Keynote by Bill Keller, executive editor, The New York Times

2:30 p.m.: Panel III on the future of transparency, featuring Teru Kuwayama (Basetrack), Bill Allison (Sunlight Foundation), Aron Pilhofer (New York Times, DocumentCloud), David Kaplan (Int’l Consortium of Investigative Journalists), and John Bohannon (Science magazine), all moderated by the Lab’s own Megan Garber

4:00 p.m.: Wrapup

Immediately below is the live video, which should work from 9 a.m. to a little after 4 p.m. It requires RealPlayer; if you have trouble with the embed below, here’s the direct link. [The event’s finished, so I took out the livestream embed.] Underneath that are liveblogs for each of the panels and keynotes.

9:10 a.m.: Opening keynote by Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the Associated Press

  Keynote I: Journalism’s Role: Freedom of Information in the Digital Age (12/16/2010) 
9:12
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

#niemanleaks conf hearing from Barry Sussman of Nieman Watchdog: raising "Salon" accusations that torture-like ttmt of Bradley Manning [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:12 BBCPhilippaT
9:13
Twitter
gpeterson: 

RT @NiemanLab: Starting tomorrow morning, we’ll be live-streaming the #niemanleaks conf on journalism and secrecy. A preview: http://nie … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:13 gpeterson
9:13
Jonathan Seitz: 

Good Morning, we’re now live at the Nieman Foundation’s conference on Secrecy and Journalism.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:13 Jonathan Seitz
9:13
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

About to speak: Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor of the Associated Press #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:13 jonathanstray
9:14
Twitter
jprocter: 

RT @Harvard: RT @niemanlab: Good morning! We’re live-streaming today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrecy http://nie.mn/ejgh4P [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:14 jprocter
9:14
Twitter
bostonitaliano: 

Listening to the live-streaming of today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrecy http://nie.mn/ejgh4P (through @NiemanLab) [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:14 bostonitaliano
9:14
Jonathan Seitz: 

The conference is currently streaming online at http://nieman.harvard.edu/Microsites/SecrecyAndJournalismInTheNewMediaAge/Home.aspx

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:14 Jonathan Seitz
9:14
Twitter
marcia1153: 

Good morning! We’re live-streaming today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrecy http://nie.mn/ejgh4P" via @Harvard rt @niemanlab [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:14 marcia1153
9:15
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

RT @BBCPhilippaT: #niemanleaks conf hearing from Barry Sussman of Nieman Watchdog: raising "Salon" accusations that torture-like ttmt of … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:15 jonathanstray
9:15
Twitter
CoveritLiveBuzz: 

RT @NiemanLab: Good morning! We’re live-streaming today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrecy http://nie.mn/ejgh4P [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:15 CoveritLiveBuzz
9:15
Jonathan Seitz: 

We’ll begin coverage with Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, taking the podium now.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:15 Jonathan Seitz
9:16
Twitter
tampa_do_gooder: 

@NiemanLab Live streaming coverage of Nieman’s one day conference on secrecy & journalism. #Niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:16 tampa_do_gooder
9:16
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

Here’s the Salon article raised just now at #niemanleaks #wikileaks conf re Bradley Manning’s prison ttmt http://bit.ly/fLRjaE Sa [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:16 BBCPhilippaT
9:16
Twitter
digiphile: 

@jonathanstray Wow. Frustrated to discover that #niemanleaks is streaming using Real Player. http://j.mp/huT9nF What is this, Congress? :) [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:16 digiphile
9:16
Jonathan Seitz: 

"government officials the world over…they all have one thing in common. They have this moment …. this single thought: what I’m doing is none of your business’

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:16 Jonathan Seitz
9:16
Twitter
AIDSPolicyProj: 

RT @Harvard: RT @niemanlab: Good morning! We’re live-streaming today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrecy http://nie.mn/ejgh4P [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:16 AIDSPolicyProj
9:17
Twitter
ananny: 

Am at Nieman’s symposium "Secrecy and Journalism in the New Media Age", http://bit.ly/fT4VfB, #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:17 ananny
9:17
Jonathan Seitz: 

"What should be secret and what should not? and more important, who decides it?"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:17 Jonathan Seitz
9:17
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Carroll: govt officials the world over: "I’m in office, and you’re not, and what I’m doing is none of your damn business." #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:17 jonathanstray
9:18
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

RT @digiphile: @jonathanstray Wow. Frustrated to discover that #niemanleaks is streaming using Real Player. http://j.mp/huT9nF What is … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:18 jonathanstray
9:18
Jonathan Seitz: 

‘Obama’s own DHS was notoriously laggard in responding to requests for information"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:18 Jonathan Seitz
9:19
Jonathan Seitz: 

"this practice was changed only after we wrote about it" but spent two years knocking on doors and pushing issue

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:19 Jonathan Seitz
9:19
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

AP’s Carroll telling us how her service "raised hell" re govt vetting of those who asked legal questions to uncover information #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:19 BBCPhilippaT
9:20
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll discussing destruction of Greenpeace ship protesting nuclear testing by France

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:20 Jonathan Seitz
9:20
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

Here’s the Salon article mentioned @ #niemanleaks re Bradley Manning’s "inhumane" prison treatment http://bit.ly/fLRjaE via @BBCPhilippaT [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:20 hillaryrosner
9:20
Jonathan Seitz: 

It wan’t until Le Monde started digging that the truth came out: French Gov’t was responsible

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:20 Jonathan Seitz
9:21
Twitter
sarahnordgren: 

RT @BBCPhilippaT: AP’s Carroll says AP "raised hell" re govt vetting of those who asked legal questions to uncover information #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:21 sarahnordgren
9:21
Jonathan Seitz: 

"Governents do have legit. secrets, and exposing them does put people at risk"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:21 Jonathan Seitz
9:21
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

Kathleen Carroll, AP: Claiming secrecy to protect natl security is a well-worn way of keeping info quiet. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:21 hillaryrosner
9:22
Twitter
asteris: 

RT @jonathanstray: At Nieman conference on Secrecy in Journalism: From Wikileaks to Watergate. Live video http://j.mp/huT9nF #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:22 asteris
9:22
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Carroll: govts often stretch the national secrecy justification far beyond the needs of security. Over-classification. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:22 jonathanstray
9:22
Jonathan Seitz: 

Last year, US spent $9 billion keeping diplomatic cables secret

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:22 Jonathan Seitz
9:22
Twitter
acavelier: 

AP executive Kathleen Carroll questions government’s attempts to keep information secret #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:22 acavelier
9:22
Twitter
fbajak: 

Livestream of #niemanleaks via Real Player not working for me in Bogota RT @digiphile: @jonathanstray Frustrated . http://j.mp/huT9nF [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:22 fbajak
9:23
Jonathan Seitz: 

"what they spent to keep classified documents out of view: That figure is classified"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:23 Jonathan Seitz
9:23
Twitter
riparian: 

AP’s Kathleen Carroll: U.S. gov’t spent $9 billion keeping trivial documents secret, i.e., ‘u.s. and canada are friendly.’ #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:23 riparian
9:23
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

carroll: US spent $9 billion last year keeping info secret–some of it trivial info #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:23 hillaryrosner
9:24
Twitter
MuckRockNews: 

Last year, US spent $9 billion on keeping documents secret, NOT including NSA, FBI, etc. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:24 MuckRockNews
9:24
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

RT @BBCPhilippaT: AP’s Carroll says US govt spent NINE BILLION last year keeping info secret #niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:24 jonathanstray
9:24
Jonathan Seitz: 

examples where coverage was curtailed by gov’t: Head of state tripping while leaving stage, soldier fainting in review, opposition supporters protesting,

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:24 Jonathan Seitz
9:24
Twitter
john95959: 

RT .@NiemanLab: Good morning! We’re live-streaming today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrecy http://nie.mn/ejgh4P [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:24 john95959
9:25
Twitter
tampa_do_gooder: 

Carroll: last yr the US spent 9B keeping secrets. not including CIA & Defense Intel. What they spend is classified. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:25 tampa_do_gooder
9:25
Twitter
Rabail26: 

RT @jimsciuttoABC: Inside Assange hearing, judge said anyone tweeting could ‘expect to go to prison today’ #Wikileaks #Niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:25 Rabail26
9:25
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Carroll: a close cousin of keeping secrets is asserting control. Visas and other harassments. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:25 jonathanstray
9:25
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

precious few people are using any tech tools to dig out what govts are doing, on a large or small scale. reporting is hard. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:25 hillaryrosner
9:25
Jonathan Seitz: 

"It turns out that reporting is hard … boring, repetitive"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:25 Jonathan Seitz
9:26
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

AP’s Carroll on technology as double edged sword. Gets material to a wider audience. But "precious little" digging into govt. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:26 BBCPhilippaT
9:26
Jonathan Seitz: 

falls to organizations, self-pulishers, etc. to cover the secrecy

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:26 Jonathan Seitz
9:26
Jonathan Seitz: 

AP filed 1500 FOIA requests this year, expects as many next year.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:26 Jonathan Seitz
9:27
Jonathan Seitz: 

fights over FOIA aren’ts new but they are becoming more protracted every day

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:27 Jonathan Seitz
9:27
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

AP last year filed over 1500 requests for govt info. "these fights arent new but they are becoming more expensive & protracted" #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:27 BBCPhilippaT
9:27
Twitter
riparian: 

AP filed 1500 state and federal FOIA requests in 2009. Mostly for ordinary info: i.e. how often do birds hit planes? #niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:27 riparian
9:27
Jonathan Seitz: 

‘Imagine the barrier if you’re an average citizen, who wants to ask the government some questions"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:27 Jonathan Seitz
9:27
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Carroll:It turns out reporting is hard. It’s sometimes boring. Sometimes people are mean to you. [tech alone not transparency] #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:27 jonathanstray
9:28
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

carroll: given hoops journos must jump thru to get info, imagine barriers for regular citizens who just want to ask govt a q. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:28 hillaryrosner
9:28
Jonathan Seitz: 

"My inbox and mailbox are filled everyday with stories of wrongdoing that needs to be covered–of only someone else would do it"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:28 Jonathan Seitz
9:28
Jonathan Seitz: 

"simply plopping a stash of secret documents in the public domain does little to help anybody"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:28 Jonathan Seitz
9:29
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

Do whistleblowers still need mainstream media? AP’s Carroll says yes (predictably), to get them audience attention. #niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:29 BBCPhilippaT
9:29
Twitter
tampa_do_gooder: 

Carroll: Whistleblowers don’t need stodgy old media? How do they draw an audience? #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:29 tampa_do_gooder
9:29
Twitter
sarahnordgren: 

RT @riparian: AP filed 1500 state and fed FOIA requests in 2009. Mostly for ordinary info: i.e. how often do birds hit planes? #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:29 sarahnordgren
9:30
Twitter
riparian: 

posting online can make whistleblowers vulnerable. Press acts as a kind of buffer that Net cannot. #niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:30 riparian
9:30
Jonathan Seitz: 

posting online is a danger to whistleblowers. "Net can’t provide that buffer"

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:30 Jonathan Seitz
9:30
Twitter
digiphile: 

@lfmccullough Ok, managed to get #niemanleaks stream up & running after installing: http://real.com/download Good quality. /cc @jbenton [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:30 digiphile
9:31
Jonathan Seitz: 

Israeli government wasn’t releasing number of settlements. Longtime reporter counted 544 that had started in three weeks of legality

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:31 Jonathan Seitz
9:31
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

RT @tampa_do_gooder: Carroll: Whistleblowers don’t need stodgy old media? How do they draw an audience? #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:31 jonathanstray
9:32
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

reporting is about more than just finding a piece of info buried in a file somewhere. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:32 hillaryrosner
9:32
Twitter
lisallynch: 

Streaming now: Nieman conference from Watergate to Wikileaks http://bit.ly/eYfAcp #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:32 lisallynch
9:32
Jonathan Seitz: 

"The fact that we are still talking about secrets indicates that the problems haven’t been sufficient;y attacked."

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:32 Jonathan Seitz
9:33
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Carroll: The fact that we’re still talking about it suggests that the problem [of secrecy] has yet to be attacked. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:33 jonathanstray
9:33
Twitter
sarahnordgren: 

RT @hillaryrosner: reporting is about more than just finding a piece of info buried in a file somewhere. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:33 sarahnordgren
9:33
Twitter
acavelier: 

"secrets is sooo not a new topic", says Carroll #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:33 acavelier
9:33
Jonathan Seitz: 

In Budapest, there’s an archive of police secrets, open to be viewed after the cold war

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:33 Jonathan Seitz
9:33
Twitter
NiemanReports: 

AP’s Kathleen Carroll at #niemanLeaks conf: Doesn’t technology help world become more open? "yes and no." Watch live: http://bit.ly/eYfAcp [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:33 NiemanReports
9:33
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

carroll: there’s a building in Budapest where you can go read all the old secret police files. (I want to go there!) #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:33 hillaryrosner
9:34
Jonathan Seitz: 

It makes you wonder, where else might there one day be an archive?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:34 Jonathan Seitz
9:34
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

RT @hillaryrosner: carroll: there’s a building in Budapest where you can go read all the old secret police files. (I want to go there!) … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:34 jonathanstray
9:35
Jonathan Seitz: 

Question period for Kathleen Carroll. First Q: what was the longest secret for AP to find out?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:35 Jonathan Seitz
9:35
Twitter
PDColford: 

RT @NiemanReports: AP’s Kathleen Carroll at #niemanLeaks conf: Doesn’t technology help world become more open? "yes and no." Watch live: … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:35 PDColford
9:35
Twitter
acavelier: 

#niemanleaks is the hashtag for the "From Watergate to Wikileaks: secrecy and journalism in the new media age" conference at Harvard [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:35 acavelier
9:35
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

Carroll ending with this thought for journalists: "where else in the years to come will we find secret archives?" "#niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:35 BBCPhilippaT
9:35
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: Some "spinachy’ things took years, but the hardest ones are the ones where somebody could be put in danger.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:35 Jonathan Seitz
9:35
Twitter
lfmccullough: 

@digiphile Yes, ditto. We’re in. Watching the direct link. #Niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:35 lfmccullough
9:36
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q2: Since Wikileaks, have AP journos found it harder to get people to open up?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:36 Jonathan Seitz
9:36
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Q: What is the hardest piece of secret info AP had to get? A: hardest cases about protecting people in the field, worldwide #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:36 jonathanstray
9:36
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

Carroll: If Canada and the US being BFFs is considered secret now, who knows how far that blanket will be extended. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:36 hillaryrosner
9:36
Jonathan Seitz: 

CArroll: No. Governments, US and elsewhere, are still trying to plug leaks. It’s probably too short a time, governments work slowly. We’ll probably see it cited in future.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:36 Jonathan Seitz
9:37
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: Do you see a reason why Net can’t provide buffer?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:37 Jonathan Seitz
9:37
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

RT @hillaryrosner: Carroll: If Canada and the US being BFFs is considered secret now, who knows how far that blanket will be extended. #[via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:37 jonathanstray
9:38
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll:No, it just isn’t there yet. Net is still too easy to find people. It’s not clear yet what nontraditional media can provide re: taking material, vetting, standing up to forces, and protecting sources

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:38 Jonathan Seitz
9:38
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: "It can be pretty damned intimidating, and it’s not somthing you can stand up to on your own."

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:38 Jonathan Seitz
9:38
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: DOes WIkileaks represent a distrust of MSM? Why not go to NYT, other media

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:38 Jonathan Seitz
9:38
Twitter
NiemanReports: 

AP’s Kathleen Carroll at #niemanLeaks: With secrets, technology makes it easy to hide but easy to find, too.. http://bit.ly/eYfAcp [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:38 NiemanReports
9:39
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Q: Does Wikileaks represent a distrust of the mainstream media? Why not leak to NYT etc.? A: You’d have to ask the leaker. #niemanlab [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:39 jonathanstray
9:39
Twitter
Tosfm: 

RT @K_isanasshole: RT @Harvard: RT @niemanlab: Good morning! We’re live-streaming today’s #Niemanleaks conference on journalism & secrec … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:39 Tosfm
9:40
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: You have to ask leaker. Think there’s a certain anarchy in going around MSM. … This isn;t something only MSM should do … Wikileaks still had to go to MSM to give it credibility–only posted what the newspapers vetted.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:40 Jonathan Seitz
9:40
Twitter
hillaryrosner: 

Carroll: Wikileaks understood value of the reporting process on the info. Recognized there’s value to that additional work. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:40 hillaryrosner
9:41
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: Do you still use local reporters to tell local stories that might have wider implications?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:41 Jonathan Seitz
9:41
Twitter
Rabail26: 

Hard to say if the distrust of the mainstream media is what lead to Wikileaks – Kathleen Carroll #NiemanLeaks #Wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:41 Rabail26
9:41
Twitter
tampa_do_gooder: 

Q: WL attempted to submit to state dept? Carroll: that request came late. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:41 tampa_do_gooder
9:41
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: Our journalists are locals who cover their countries.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:41 Jonathan Seitz
9:42
Twitter
NiemanReports: 

AP’s Kathleen Carroll: Even WikiLeaks knows value of MSM’s reporting process even if it has a certain disdain for MSM. http://bit.ly/eYfAcp [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:42 NiemanReports
9:42
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: AP wasn’t org. selected by wikileaks, yet they had to cover. What was the approach?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:42 Jonathan Seitz
9:42
Twitter
BBCPhilippaT: 

Next up at #niemanleaks, debate on global struggle for accountability as told by Nieman journos from Cambodia, Chile, Romania, S Africa [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:42 BBCPhilippaT
9:42
Twitter
sarahnordgren: 

RT @hillaryrosner: Carroll: Wikileaks understood value of the reporting process on the info. There’s value to additional work. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:42 sarahnordgren
9:43
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: "Everybody in the pool, that’s our view" picked up and attributed work. We had audience that other’s didn’t. Readers all over the world who wouldn’t have gotten it otherwise.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:43 Jonathan Seitz
9:43
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: Could the AP have gotten into relationship with WL?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:43 Jonathan Seitz
9:44
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: Could have; prepared to. Would not have made some of the deals proffered: WL wanted control of storage and access.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:44 Jonathan Seitz
9:44
Twitter
DavidLeBoeuf: 

Listening to the Executive Director of the Associated Press Kathleen Carroll on the ethics of accessing WikiLeaks #niemanLeaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:44 DavidLeBoeuf
9:45
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: Why only focus on govt secrets, not corps?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:45 Jonathan Seitz
9:45
Twitter
jonathanstray: 

Carroll:AP could have got into a relationship with WL.We were prepared to, but would not have agreed to certain of their terms. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:45 jonathanstray
9:45
Twitter
riparian: 

AP would not have made some deals with Wikileaks that others did, like ceding control of document storage. #niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:45 riparian
9:45
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: issues are just the same, but corps not neccessarily governed by same laws.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:45 Jonathan Seitz
9:45
Twitter
digiphile: 

@lfmccullough Catch those FOIA stats? The executive editor of the @AP said y’all made over 1500 FOIA requests last year. True? #NiemanLeaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:45 digiphile
9:46
Twitter
DavidLeBoeuf: 

According to Carroll AP would not agree to offer from WikiLeaks #niemanLeaks @thecrimson [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:46 DavidLeBoeuf
9:46
Twitter
NiemanReports: 

Coming up at 10 at #niemanLeaks conf: 4 journos from Cambodia, Chile, South Africa, Romania talk secrets. Watch live. http://bit.ly/eYfAcp [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:46 NiemanReports
9:47
Twitter
sarahnordgren: 

RT @riparian: AP wouldn’t have made deals with Wikileaks that others did, like ceding control of document storage. #niemanleaks #wikileaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:47 sarahnordgren
9:47
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: Future of sources in the new media?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:47 Jonathan Seitz
9:47
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hillaryrosner: 

Speaking of secrecy… AP exec ed Carroll suddenly gets very cagey when asked why AP wouldn’t do deals for #Wikileaks. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:47 hillaryrosner
9:48
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: Sources are a great help in finding things. Not everyone’s keeping data. You can’t just sit at desk with computer looking at info

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:48 Jonathan Seitz
9:48
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BBCPhilippaT: 

Why did AP not get early access to #wikileaks? Kathleen Carroll says Assange MAY have thought AP "tainted" because US- based #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:48 BBCPhilippaT
9:48
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jonathanstray: 

Carroll: Not everyone keeps anal records. Going out and talking to people will always be important. #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:48 jonathanstray
9:48
Jonathan Seitz: 

Q: Agree that major damage to state dept that sources won’t talk to them anymore? What if WL released all of our [journalists] sources?

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:48 Jonathan Seitz
9:49
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vekstra: 

RT @NiemanReports: AP’s Kathleen Carroll at #niemanLeaks conf: Doesn’t technology help world become more open? "yes and no." Watch live: … [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:49 vekstra
9:49
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cbracy: 

Interesting Q: "What if WikiLeaks exposed our [meaning newspapers’] sources?" #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:49 cbracy
9:49
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lisallynch: 

@hotzington: #niemanleaks is via Real Player. I can watch on Mac, but some folks are having issues [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:49 lisallynch
9:49
Jonathan Seitz: 

Carroll: Most people in diplomacy would tell you that diplomats … generally knew what was in cables. It was exposing to wider audience what people already know. Damage depends on what motives sources have.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:49 Jonathan Seitz
9:49
Jonathan Seitz: 

With that, Keynote ends.

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:49 Jonathan Seitz
9:50
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DavidLeBoeuf: 

Caroll of AP confirms that diplomats were generally already aware of contents of WikiLeaks #niemanLeaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:50 DavidLeBoeuf
9:50
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jonathanstray: 

Carroll: way to early to make proclamations about sweeping damage [to diplomats willingness to talk, due to Wikileaks] #niemanleaks [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:50 jonathanstray
9:50
Jonathan Seitz: 

Next panel starts at 10. Live blog here: http://nieman.harvard.edu/Microsites/SecrecyAndJournalismInTheNewMediaAge/MultimediaCoverage/PANELI.aspx

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:50 Jonathan Seitz
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FrontlineMW: 

"Secrecy and Journalism" conference @NiemanLab today. Live stream and blog: http://ow.ly/3qcyL. Follow on Twitter with #niemanleaks. [via Twitter]

Thursday December 16, 2010 9:51 FrontlineMW
9:51

 

 

 
 

10:00 a.m.: Panel I on the international perspective, featuring journalists from Romania, Chile, South Africa, and Cambodia (Stefan Candea, Alejandra Matus, Rob Rose, and Kevin Doyle, respectively)

11:30 a.m.: Panel II on the U.S. perspective, featuring Walter Pincus (Washington Post), Danielle Brian (Project on Government Oversight), Clint Hendler (CJR), and Maggie Mulvihill (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

1:15 p.m.: Keynote by Bill Keller, executive editor, The New York Times

2:30 p.m.: Panel III on the future of transparency, featuring Teru Kuwayama (Basetrack), Bill Allison (Sunlight Foundation), Aron Pilhofer (New York Times, DocumentCloud), David Kaplan (Int’l Consortium of Investigative Journalists), and John Bohannon (Science magazine), all moderated by the Lab’s own Megan Garber

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