Are leakers different from whistleblowers?

This week's reading material covered an important (and extremely relevant) topic: whistleblowers, leakers, and more specifically––the differences between them. While both whistleblowers and leakers are similarly motivated to hold institutions accountable for their actions, the way they're portrayed throughout media and treated by society, varies unfairly. What separates a whistleblower from a leaker? According to... Continue Reading →

Hot Water !

Facebook is once again in the news. According to the Times, Facebook did not disclose to congress that the Russian interference was happening much longer than they had admitted. This was a shock to their democrat "friends."  In the past YouTube and Facebook were under fire because of the Russian interference during the presidential interference.... Continue Reading →


The first amendment which is freedom of the press, freedom of speech, free to assemble, freedom of religion has afforded us a liberty without government control. Throughout history opinions have changed towards the constitution depending who is on the bench. After listening to the interview between Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor and the Aspen Institute;... Continue Reading →


In my last blog post I wrote about  Jamal Khashoggi and his death. This week his death understandably is taking up the news headlines. The Saudis have confirmed  Khashoggi’s death but now he is to blame. Apparently Khashoggi fought in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul which led to him being killed. The questions we need... Continue Reading →

Journalism,Risk and Confidentiality

The death of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been in the news recently. The Turkish government said Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.  At first, no one confirmed if he was dead, although it was suspected. Apparently Khashoggi went to the consulate to arrange for a marriage certificate but never came out.  Trump said Khashoggi’s death was the possibility of... Continue Reading →

This Week on Trump and The First Amendment

This week was a dark one if you consider the U.S. president and his openly racist attitude toward people of the Islam faith. On Wednesday, Trump retweeted three videos which appeared to involve Muslim migrants abusing white people. These videos were endorsed by the British Ultranationalist group, Britain First. The titles of the videos retweeted... Continue Reading →

The Paradox: Journalism and Secrecy.

Chapter seven in Journalism After Snowden is entitled “Digital Security for Journalists.” Written by Julia Angwin, this chapter addresses the best ways for journalists to protect themselves, their sources, and their stories. I found this chapter to be extremely useful and interesting. On the first page, Angwin addresses the strange concept of journalists keeping secrets.... Continue Reading →

A Woman on a Bicycle…

The image of a woman on a bicycle has caused a lot of buzz recently. Specifically, the woman who was photographed giving the middle finger to Trump’s motorcade while pedaling beside it. A BBC article came out on November 6, stating that the woman had been fired from her job because she made this gesture... Continue Reading →

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