New York Times Editor Bill Keller on the State of Journalism in the Era of Leaks

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The US State Department is seen on November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Top US diplomat Hillary Clinton accused WikiLeaks of an 'attack' on the world, as key American allies were left red-faced. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty)

Significant leaks of government information used to come rarely, and frequently only after years had passed since the events they described. Of late, however, the leaks seem to have been coming more and more quickly ... and the information, at least in the latest WikiLeaks release, only months old. We talk with New York Times executive editor Bill Keller about what the recent spate of leaks portends for watchdog journalism going forward.

Read a full transcript of the interview.


Bill Keller

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [3]

Newz_Listener from Connecticut

One year ago when the climate change e-mails were released, The New York Times refused to publish them but no such apprehension here. Could the Gray Lady be political motivated with a "progressive" agenda?.....ya think?

Nov. 30 2010 08:21 AM
chrisp_capeco from North Falmouth, ma

why were state department e-mails not encrypted!!!??? if they were - then it would be criminal to attempt to un-encrypt! these days any important or personal messages must be encrypted for privacy - hard to imagine that state does not do this - or ever did!

Nov. 30 2010 06:49 AM

With crimes like these no wonder there is a huge demand for Criminal Justice professionals get your professional criminal justice degree best place is "United Forensic College"

Nov. 30 2010 04:12 AM

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