WikiLeaks, journalism and the consequences of chaos

McNair, Brian (2012) WikiLeaks, journalism and the consequences of chaos. Media International Australia, 144, pp. 77-86.

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Abstract

This article considers the impact of the WikiLeaks organisation in relation to debates around the defence of national security and free speech, global media citizenship and the emerging dynamics of the global public sphere. Building on the author’s previous work on political communication, journalism and ‘cultural chaos’, it explores the implications of WikiLeaks for emerging conceptions and definitions of journalism, and for the changing structure of media–politics power relations at the global level, against the background of three trends: democratisation, declining deference and digitalisation.

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ID Code: 54305
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1329-878X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 University of Queensland
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Deposited On: 12 Dec 2012 00:27
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:14

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