TITLE

Investigative Reporting About Secrecy

AUTHOR(S)
GUP, TED
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2010, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the advantages of dedicating a whole journalistic beat to secrecy in the U.S. According to the author, giving attention to the issue of public and private secrecy will produce remarkable reports and might help the public understand better the implications of unchecked secrecy. He states that systemic or indiscriminate secrecy is the practice of using secrecy as an instrument of governance and a method to avoid accountability. He further argues that this could transform society and democratic institutions into something negative.
ACCESSION #
57676391

 

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