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Watergate and the Internet: A Cautionary Tale From Bob Woodward

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 10 2012

What if the Watergate scandal had developed in the age of the Internet? For the last three years, an advanced class of Yale journalism students have been asked that question, and every year they've said the scandal would have blown up in a matter of days and the Nixon Administration would have backed down or even collapsed in a matter of weeks. And then they get to talk to Bob Woodward. Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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