Journalism’s Assange problem

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These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher.

That doesn’t make everybody a journalist.

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This distinction has become more important than ever in light of two recent events.

One was the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The other was a proposal by lawmakers from Georgia, the Peach State, that looked more like an export from the Georgia that was part of the Soviet Union: a so-called “ethics in journalism” act that would have imposed onerous new requirements and…

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