Information Management Public Lecture Series

 
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Public Lecture Series

 

 

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Department of Journalism, Concordia University

Friday, October 19 at 10:30 am
Rowe Management Building Room 1009

The Leak Heard Round the World? Cablegate, Wikileaks, and the Evolving Global Mediascape

This talk explores the global media diffusion of Wikileaks’ “Cablegate” documents, a collection of US diplomatic cables leaked in collaboration with both major international media outlets and smaller regional publications. Though Wikileaks had hoped the cables would be freely available around the globe as a catalyst for social and political change, a combination of factors ̶ including news filtering, censorship, and media competition ̶ affected how the cables circulated to, and were received by, global media audiences. Studying these patterns of circulation allows us to see how news travels internationally in a moment when information technologies are paradoxically liberating and constraining the free flow of information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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