No More Sources?

@article{Lashmar2017NoMS,
  title={No More Sources?},
  author={Paul Lashmar},
  journal={Journalism Practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={11},
  pages={665 - 688}
}
  • P. Lashmar
  • Published 3 July 2017
  • Political Science
  • Journalism Practice
From June 2013, documents leaked by the National Security Agency (NSA) dissident Edward Snowden revealed that Western intelligence agencies are capable of bulk collection of electronic communications flowing through global telecommunication systems. Surveillance data shared by the “Five Eyes” eavesdropping agencies of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand include journalist’s communications. In the wake of the Snowden leak, Zygmunt Bauman and colleagues called for… 

Metadata Laws, Journalism and Resistance in Australia

The intelligence leaks from Edward Snowden in 2013 unveiled the sophistication and extent of data collection by the United States’ National Security Agency and major global digital firms prompting

Introduction: Journalism, citizenship and surveillance

TLDR
The Snowden revelations put the spotlight on the forms of surveillance experienced by individuals in contemporary societies, which pervade every aspect of daily life, from their online shopping, browsing and social activities, to the ways the authors move through public spaces and transportation systems under the watchful eye of CCTV cameras.

Cryptic Journalism

  • E. Thorsen
  • Computer Science
    Journalism, Citizenship and Surveillance Society
  • 2020
TLDR
There was a marked increase in the volume of news articles mentioning encryption post-Snowden, but the context in which encryption is discussed has since shifted from an initial emphasis on “surveillance” towards “security” issues, and an emphasis on private corporations in both publications analysed.

Chilling Effect

  • P. Bradshaw
  • Political Science
    Journalism, Citizenship and Surveillance Society
  • 2020
Despite reports of widespread interception of communications by the UK government, and revelations that police were using surveillance powers to access journalists’ communications data to identify

When watchdogs fight back: resisting state surveillance in everyday investigative reporting practices among Zimbabwean journalists

ABSTRACT The recognition that digital surveillance is becoming ubiquitous has prompted varied responses from targeted groups. This article explores the ways through which journalists resist

Surveillance of Journalists/Encryption Issues

  • E. Thorsen
  • Computer Science
    The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies
  • 2019
TLDR
Research has found journalists and their sources do not sufficiently understand data anonymization or digital communication security, which puts at risk the ability of journalists to guarantee the safety of their sources—be they whistleblowers or not—in a complex digital communications landscape.

The Effects of Mass Surveillance on Journalists’ Relations With Confidential Sources

This qualitative study explores how national security journalists communicate online using digital security technologies to evade potential surveillance by government authorities. This study follows

How journalists understand the threats and opportunities of new technologies: A study of security mind-sets and its implications for press freedom

TLDR
It is argued that journalists with an advanced security mind-set are able to work on a larger and wider range of (sensitive) stories, suggesting they enjoy a higher degree of press freedom.

Investigating the 'Empire of Secrecy' — three decades of reporting on the Secret State

viii A) Introduction i. Context 1 ii. Parameters of Research 6 iii. Intelligence — a definition 8 B) Methodology 1. Critical Realist model 9 2. Research Methods i. Original research 10 ii. Primary

“Insider Dope” and NBA Trade Coverage: A Case Study on Unnamed Sourcing in Sport Journalism

Past research has examined the use of anonymous sources in news content and its impact on perceived credibility. Studies applying these theories in the context of sport media consumption, however,

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 104 REFERENCES

Urinal or conduit? Institutional information flow between the UK intelligence services and the news media

Since the 1990s, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Security Service (MI5) have developed formal links with most major UK news organisations in an effort to improve the agencies’ media

News, Agenda Building, and Intelligence Agencies

Reflecting on Edward Snowden’s whistle-blowing revelations regarding indiscriminate online and telephone surveillance and social media manipulation by signals intelligence agencies, especially in the

After Snowden: Rethinking the Impact of Surveillance

Current revelations about the secret US-NSA program, PRISM, have confirmed the large-scale mass surveillance of the telecommunication and electronic messages of governments, companies, and citizens,

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2014: In May of 2013, Edward Snowden, a young systems administrator contracting for the National Security Agency, fled the United States for Hong Kong, carrying

Is Your Source Ever Really Safe?

Doctor David Kelly told the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that one lesson he had learned was never to talk to journalists. But the political violence of the battle between the

Investigating the 'Empire of Secrecy' — three decades of reporting on the Secret State

viii A) Introduction i. Context 1 ii. Parameters of Research 6 iii. Intelligence — a definition 8 B) Methodology 1. Critical Realist model 9 2. Research Methods i. Original research 10 ii. Primary

The End of Privacy: How Total Surveillance Is Becoming a Reality

From the Publisher: The Information Revolution and the rise of the networked society are reconstituting the structures of power on a global scale. In The End of Privacy, Reg Whitaker, a leading

The anatomy of leaks Tracing the path of unauthorized disclosure in the Israeli press

An innovative methodology of face-to-face reconstruction interviews with the reporters who had authored a sample of news items allowed wide and systematic research access to one of the most sensitive

JOURNALIST–SOURCE RELATIONS, MEDIATED REFLEXIVITY AND THE POLITICS OF POLITICS

This essay discusses journalist–source relations but with an emphasis on how such relations influence the understanding and behaviour of politicians. It explores the issue through empirical work

Sourcing Patterns of National Security Reporters

This article explores the use of sources in national security reporting by twenty-three reporters for seven major newspapers, with particular emphasis on the distinction between “statist” and “civil”
...