The Role & Impact of WikiLeaks on 21st Century Journalism

In 2010, WikiLeaks released a 2007 video from the gun camera of a U.S. attack helicopter, that depicted the killing of a dozen people and that November began releasing 250,000 classified diplomatic cables between the U.S. State Department and its embassies and consulates around the world. President Obama called Wikileaks a national threat. Politicians, including Obama pushed for the prosecution of Assange and any journalists or government insiders who had collaborated with WikiLeaks.

After reading through my paper now before posting it here now, I think to myself about the impact WikiLeaks has had since then on journalism and on politicians. Here is my original paper which I submitted for my Cyber Journalism class at Olivet College on December 10, 2010:


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