For NYC folks – this looks interesting.
If you're in and around New York City this Wednesday, I'm curating this film screening/discussion that I think may be of interest to you. Info below, hope you can come check it out!
"Telling the Truth: Investigative Journalism in the Age of WikiLeaks"
Wednesday January 5th @ 7:30 at The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, New York, NY
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high level Pentagon official and Vietnam strategist, concluded that the war was based on decades of lies and leaked 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, ostracized by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risked life in prison to stop a war he helped plan.
In 2010, Bradley Manning – who supposedly leaked thousands of diplomatic cables to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks – is being held in prison and faces 52 years in jail. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are calling for their assassination. Are Bradley Manning and Julian Assange the new Daniel Ellsbergs? Or are they troublemaker anarchists, as some would have us believe?
Narrative Ark, POV and The Brecht Forum present a screening of the documentary "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers", Academy Award nominee for best documentary.
Come join the discussion!
Jay Rosen and Gideon Lichfield
Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. From 1999 to 2004 he was chair of the department. He is the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism's ordeals in the age of the Web, which he launched in 2003. In 1999, Yale University Press published his book, What Are Journalists For, which was about the rise of the civic journalism movement. In July 2006 he announced the debut NewAssignment.Net, his experimental site for pro-am, open source reporting projects. The first one was called Assignment Zero, a collaboration with Wired.com. A second project was OfftheBus.Net with the Huffington Post, for which he served as co-publisher with Arianna Huffington. Rosen has a Ph.D in media studies from NYU. He writes and speaks frequently about new media and the predicament of the press in a time of rapid transformation. On Twitter he is @jayrosen_nyu.
Gideon Lichfield has worked at The Economist since 1996, including over a decade as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, Moscow and Jerusalem. In 2009 he moved to New York to be deputy digital editor, responsible for development and innovation in The Economist's online and mobile editions.
sliding scale admission $6-15, with no one turned away.