The London Guardian and the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for publishing the revelations from Edward Snowden about the extent of NSA snooping. After the jump, an excerpt and link to the complete slate of winners. What does this list suggest about the role of journalism in this internet age? [Read more…]
One of the biggest stories in journalism last year had to do with the revelations from Edward Snowden about the extent of the National Security Administration’s surveillance program, which includes harvesting data from the cell phones and internet usage of non-accused American citizens as well as foreigners and their leaders.
Now the Pulitzer Prize committee is agonizing over whether to give the prestigious award to the newspapers that broke the story–the Washington Post and the London Guardian–even though it was illegal for their source to leak the classified material. What do you think? [Read more…]