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(wn030) upfront: this meta page here is an exception. it’s not an article page. this is a place sampling links and sentences treated as voices in a discussion.

journalism in digital age / age of communication. 21st century – how does our work change.

combined with media topics related to observed dangers to free, serious, non-embedded journalism taking care for the values of research. research here meaning both: “vor ort” (life) and research meaning access to data belonging to public space. data and information which are, if hidden for only one reason – to hide crime – “classified” illegally. to open, reveal and research cases like this is what people call investigative journalism for quite a time. US might have forgotten in last administration age and it will be still a long way for them to remember. but there’s at least one plus. this middle age country is – for a suprising funny paradoxon – already online. so it looks like it might be at least on it’s way.

topic wikileaks / Julian Assange on wn030 link1link2link3

meta-discussion recent (WL-inspired)

(Why raw data sites need journalism – The public is not interested in sifting through data. So without the analysis of journalists, the WikiLeaks logs may have died unread …)



Foto: web photo made by wn030. an almost web-conference (although channels for implementing typed skype chat are there…) – maybe next time they’ll manage to make it a real online meeting with more pips involved. and with a bit more than just one communication (sending) direction. anyway: this was august 12th 2010.



Freitag steigt – gekonnt – in die Debatte zur Thematik ein.

“…Das Leck als neue Standardsituation öffentlicher Kommunikationsprozesse steht somit vor einer großen Karriere. Der damit verbundene Grundgedanke, dass Transparenz als Basis politischen Handelns noch stärker in den Vordergrund rückt, liegt ebenso nahe wie die Vermutung, dass Medien hier eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Dabei ist eine Akzentverschiebung weg von einer durch die „alten Massenmedien“ geprägten Struktur hin zu einer Vielfalt aus miteinander vernetzten Klein- und Kleinstmedien zu erwarten. …”


Radio freies Europa:

“…RFE/RL: What does an entity like WikiLeaks ultimately mean for journalists?

Jeff Jarvis: The WikiLeaks story is interesting because we see big media not sure what to do with them. “The New York Times,” “The Guardian,” and “Der Spiegel” cooperated with WikiLeaks and became their distributor. On the other hand, WikiLeaks opened up more than the newspapers would have, and that’s where the controversy comes from…”

meta-discussion older (the taz link) – Das alte System ist kaputt (taz/guardian) –

Reporters Sans Frontiers: journalists killed in iraq – Reuters staff killed – Report about it  in London, 2007

META zu WL konkreter – Daniel Ellsberg’s wish list (in WashingtonPost) – and – wn030 wish list. (in wikinews030.) (click&scroll down a bit.)

an approach to META from readers’ point of view (quotation: “…But with WikiLeaks we have information that is accessible to anyone with a modem– those who want to read it all for themselves can and those who want to wait for their favourite media to make it more digestible can wait. The difference with this leak is that we are treated to a multitude of opinions and angles on it – rather than it being restricted to a single news outlet’s viewpoint. We can literally watch the media at work as they pore over these documents….”)

“Datenjournalist” widmet sich auf einer ganzen Seite der Meta-Perspektive“… Das Potential des Datenjournalismus hat der Guardian unter großer internationaler Aufmerksamkeit demonstrieren können: Er bot das der Informationsmenge angemessenste Angebot.  Die britische Zeitung übt dafür aber seit nunmehr über einem Jahr in seinem Datablog den Umgang mit Datensätzen aus journalistischer Perspektive – und war somit am besten auf einen großen Datensatz vorbereitet. (…) Datenjournalismus und große Datensätze – Big Data – (stellen) ein neues Format dar: Es geht nicht primär um den Skandal, den einzelnen “Scoop”, sondern den Hintergrund eines komplexen Geschehens wie des Afghanistankriegs zu erhellen. …” – Ergänzung wn030: die Rede ist von dieser Guardian-Seite, die unter den bisherigen Visualisierungs-Ansätzen mit leichter Bedienbarkeit, relativ kurzer Ladezeit und vor allem Übersichtlichkeit hervorsticht.

etwas vor-ort-META, wer sich gerade in texas herumtreibt: am 26. august 2010 – WikiLeaks, Backlash and the future of OpenSource Journalism. (supported u.a. by austin.indymedia and CodePink) – quotation: “…University of Texas journalism professor Robert Jensen, Texas Observer managing editor and former AP war correspondent Chris Tomlinson, and members of the newly revived Austin Indymedia … a discussion on the importance of the WikiLeaks documents, backlash, and open-source journalism.”

Europa/Amsterdam: “…Developing the know-how to use the available data more effectively, to understand it, communicate and generate stories based on it, could be a huge opportunity to breathe new life into journalism. Journalists can find new roles as ’sense-makers’ digging deep into data, thus making reporting more socially relevant. If done well, delivering credible information and advice could even generate revenues, opening up new perspectives on business models, aside from subscriptions and advertising. In this context, the European Journalism Centre in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam organises the first round table on data-driven journalism. The one day event brings together specialists in fields which intersect with data-driven journalism …” (source, talking about a round table on 24 August, 2010, Amsterdam, chaired among others by Deutsche Welle, incl. speakers from University Amsterdam and New York Times)

some further META from web publishers’ point of view: click. quotation: “…And so the new trend of transparency opens up a level of inquiry we might never have thought possible. The ideals of thinkers like Michel Foucault and John Stuart Mill suddenly become thinkable, according to which those with power are the ones with knowledge; ideals according to which a citizen should be competent with the facts in order to vote…” (CE) wn030: we’d say: in order to vote. full stop. it does not have to be voting for a “leader”, as you said. actually, we’re talking about ability for democracy, in general. so far, you have a few options. you can vote for a president (in us, for example), a party (in ger, for example or in us for their congress like in nov soon). there are, actually, possibilities available for a longer time now to let people vote for a bit more. you can check the citizen’s ok or dis-ok. e.g.: are people confident with 600 mio for national erm border security while pakistan flood.. while university still costs tuition fees…, while veterans are first misused for the sake of hardware interests and then left without an appropriate social security and and and. pips might say “well no, not really, we have the feeling the money is needed somewhere else than in ‘national security’ channels.” – but whatever the pips are expected to vote – for a president, a party, a concrete decision – they need information. they will hardly allow anyone to keep them blind and stupid just in order to let them vote as a dumb sheepherd for the rifle club or texas babe’s fanclub’s wallets. – anyway, so far it seems like the pip in the pentagon who recently promised to pack his box soon still is desperately trying to make some strange black deals – probably naively hoping this way might be perfect to … ? to get some extra con voices in nov into the congress? fear of losing power? looks a bit like that.

And some WL-inspired backstage-META: Let’s talk about money

back to meta. frontlineclub: Holding up a mirror to journalism?

link received on July 13th, 2011: 6 Ways to Communicate Data-Journalism on the “Online Journalism Blog

“Last week I published an inverted pyramid of data journalism which attempted to map processes from initial compilation of data through cleaning, contextualising, and combining that. The final stage – communication – needed a post of its own, so here it is. …”





Written by wn030

August 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

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  1. krass – welches rsf-büro in england hat hier komische zeitungen gelesen??!


    @heinz able to open ,toscrolldownandto follow the link? @wikileaks @RSF_RWB @pressefreiheit THIS WAS REUTERS STAFF!!! 2 minutes ago via web in reply to heinz

    @heinz hi heinz,fine,tx for link just a question.what did say?- @wikileaks


    August 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

  2. 13.8.2010
    (besides: in GER – in one smaller radio station the joke just arrived. the speaker obviously tried not to laugh when reading “…demanded return of the documents back…”, but – –

    ok here are some next news:

    “…But what if what Daniel Ellsberg says about the leaker being a heroic whistleblower is true? What if, like Ellsberg with the Pentagon Papers, Manning really was motivated by conscience to leak documents he believed the American people and the world deserved to see?

    Then again, Manning—who has been charged only in connection with the release of the “Collateral Murder” video of a helicopter assault in Iraq—might not even be the leaker. Assange has not confirmed any dealings between WikiLeaks and Manning. In Manning’s online chats with Adrian Lamo, the hacker turned government informant who turned him in, Manning claimed to have access to 260,000 classified State Department cables exposing “almost criminal political backdealings.” [wn030: you call THIS “almost”?!] Lamo asked Manning to list the “highlights” of what he gave to WikiLeaks. Among those described by Manning are documents on the US Joint Task Force at Guantánamo, which Manning called the “Gitmo papers,” a video of an airstrike in Afghanistan that killed civilians and State Department cables—the information, Manning said, would cause Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “have a heart attack.” Curiously, there was no mention of Afghan war documents. We may never know whether Manning leaked those documents. But what is clear from the chat logs is that Manning believed he was performing a public service by leaking what he did. …”



    August 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

  3. …wir schmeißen einen anteil der o.a. seite in dieses direktlinkbare unterfeld hier. ist etwas komplexer, die thematik, offensichtlich.
    wieviele male wurde welches BP-geld von wievielen leuten angenommen?

    topic ABC / Doug McKelway– (found via this click) – Doug McKelway – Thoughtcrime: D.C. Reporter Suspended for Accurate Report on BP’s Donations to Obama (source) – Local DC ABC Reporter Suspended – For Conservative Bias? (source) – but – a hint at the story’s whatabout might be here at the bottom

    derweil lauten die gerüche in etwa wie folgt: “…All the while, the devious Gibbs made sure that Obama left enough progressive crumbs on the campaign trail to trick the people into thinking he would work in their interests.

    Once in power, Obama relied more and more on Gibbs. Emanuel’s supposed carping at the president and planned ouster were pure Gibbs fabrications to curry favor with “the boss.” Among Gibbs’ many achievements are the appointment of Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury, the defeat of the foreclosure relief bill, and the ceding of United States sovereignty over coastal waters to BP.

    Gibbs dominates Obama’s schedule and has become the “job coach in chief” who deals with Obama’s frequent periods of malaise. A White House insider reports hearing Gibbs exhort Obama before his major speech on expanding the war in Afghanistan: “Who cares if you took that money, you’re doing the right thing. Get the Hell up to West Point and sell the damn war. You can do it! You’re the one!” …” – sourceclick. (rede ist von robert lane gibbs. sekretär im weißen haus [wird so bezeichnet] – und politikberater. als pressesprecher stempeln die den nur bei manchen auftritten.)


    hope that helps.




    zu dem thema geht’s übrigens auf dieser seite weiter.


    August 13, 2010 at 5:07 pm

  4. not a bad idea to be placed in our META-update:


    August 14, 2010 at 12:30 am

  5. …mmm…morgen taz. hi es gibt – na mensch logo – einen backlink, aber nebenan und zwar hier. (weil der tazlink zum metathema der seite ist ja schon verlinkt, siehe oben. falls ihr weitere konkret zu meta habt, könnt ihr die links gerne einsenden. der beitrag, dessen ‘übrigens’ ums eck hierher moderierfreigeschaltet wurde, ist ja wenijcher meta, ist ja eher aktuelles zu WL und um WL rum. daher klickhier dort der backlink zu euch.)


    August 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm

  6. META? Journalismus jenseits von PR-Umschreibungen? Da ist irgendwo ein Deutsche-Welle-Logo?

    Na, dann sollte Günter Wallraff doch nicht fehlen. Zumindest in den Ergänzungen dieser Seite. Voilá, ein Interview mit dem Autor von u.a. “Ganz Unten”.

    (Datum des Interviews? Tja, hier lässt selbst Günter Wallraff uns im Unklaren, das Video ist auf seiner eigenen seite im Mai, im Netz ansonsten aber schon im März 2010 bekannt geworden.)


    August 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

  7. am rande zu “meta”, daher in den ergänzungen ebenfalls eines plätzchens würdig – ein von frontlineclub empfohlener link.

    zitat: “… One of the key lessons for us in the whole process was how much specialist reporters with expert knowledge still matter. Afghanistan correspondent Declan Walsh could read the WikiLeaks war logs, recognise incidents and judge how accurate the report was. Data without analysis is just data, but expert knowledge can make that analysis happen. This open data revolution could be the biggest boost for investigative reporting that any of us have ever seen.

    Now, if you’re still asking yourselves whether data is really journalism, then the question surely is: where have you been for the last year?”

    Mit einer weiterführenden Verlinkung (“Read more about the Guardian datajournalism operation …”)

    ansonsten aber – wh – empfehlen wir (wn030) einen gründlichen blick auf

    socialist worker empfiehlt einen konzentrierteren blick über die pure überblicks-datensammlung hinaus


    August 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

  8. …das hier ist keine meta-jounalism-ergänzung, sondern ein ziemlich frischer tip. berliner künstler werden interessiert. es tut sich langsam was.

    en: this here is an exception, it’s not a complement to the meta/journalism topic, but a quite-a-fresh tip. berlin artists get interested. step by step stuff’s getting in motion (i.e.: slowly, but definitely more and more pips quite obviously seem to get involved and to start to move).

    beginn des online-galerie-rundgangs hier in etwa, von uns zum klicken empfohlen. (4rtbox arrived, straßentapete sends receipt confirmation today.)

    en: first berlin artists send analouge-digital greetings via straßentapete. monitor sight seeing starts here and takes three clicks on forward / “vorwärts” to find the wl topic in this kunstwerkchen. (ps YES, IT’S A LINK!)

    (update one day later…) WE SAID… ARTBOX ARRIVED AT STRAßENTAPETE!!

    (btw – wo wir in dieser ergänzung den engeren meta-kontext eh vorübergehend verlassen haben… WL-thailand-updates sind hier)


    August 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

  9. …kleines meta-upate mit einem link, der uns am 6.9. erreicht hat. – WikiLeaks et les mythes de l’ère numérique (WikiLeaks und die Mythen des digitalen Zeitalters, Le Monde Diplomatique)


    September 6, 2010 at 10:57 am


    “… Es gibt mehrere Gründe dafür, warum die aktuelle Debatte nicht zielführend ist; der wichtigste: Es werden die falschen Fragen gestellt. Die allerfalscheste lautet: Wie kann man sich vor Wikileaks schützen. Das bislang bizarrste Ergebnis dieser Fragestellung: Das Strategiepapier der US-Regierung gegen Leaks leakte jüngst in die Öffentlichkeit – ganz ohne Hilfe von Wikileaks. Der Wunsch, Informationen festhalten zu wollen, wirkt zunehmend wie eine Clownsnummer.

    Eine wesentlich intelligentere Fragestellung wäre: Wie müssen Regierungen, Unternehmen, Institutionen sich anpassen, damit sie in einer Umwelt überleben können, in der Informationen gleichzeitig flüchtig und allgegenwärtig sind wie Sauerstoffmoleküle? Eine Idee davon, in welche Richtung eine Antwort zielen könnte, liefert …”

    von mario sixtus

    etwas meta ist auch hier unerwartet zu finden: radiosendung zum thema wikileaks (bescheidener, nicht unmühsam beim zuhören schon aus technischen gründen, aber einen link wert allemal)


    January 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

  11. (democracy now!, brigitta, freedom of information) (2nd link: )


    January 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

  12. ergąnzungsabschnitt journalismus/recht: – ein US-gericht entscheidet, dass dokumentarfilme nicht ergebnis journalistischer arbeit seien…


    January 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

  13. ein weiteres frisches meta-update:

    Flurfunk Dresden. Terminhinweis.
    …Von den Journalisten fordert Meckel radikales Umdenken. Sie müssen ihr Überleben selbst in die Hand nehmen und die Leser von qualitativ hochwertigen Inhalten überzeugen. Ebenso erfordern Organisationen wie Wikileaks eine wissenschaftlich orientierte Arbeit. Die Analyse und Aufbereitung von Daten rücken dabei immer mehr in den Fokus. Nur so können Neuigkeiten und Hintergründe offen gelegt werden.


    January 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

  14. Hey, Thank you – Seriously! Its great, you couldn’t have made it better.

    edit wn030: Hi… Alena… thanks… but… – You know, there is quite a lot spam links planting going around the web. Usually they look exactly like that, we delete them as soon as they push “post”, so usually we never have to wonder where a comment belongs to. What’s your comment about? There is no back-link planted, nothing actually. What was that, hm?


    March 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

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