Edward Snowden's revelations about the mass surveillance capabilities of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other security services triggered an ongoing debate about the relationship between privacy and security in the digital world. This discussion has been dispersed into a number of national platforms, reflecting local political realities but also raising questions that cut across national public spheres. What does this debate tell us about the role of journalism in making sense of global events? This book looks at discussions of these debates in the mainstream media in the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China. The chapters focus on editorials, commentaries and op-eds and look at how opinion-based journalism has negotiated key questions on the legitimacy of surveillance and its implications to security and privacy. The authors provide a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and limits of 'transnational journalism' at a crucial time of political and digital change.
Risto Kunelius is Professor of Journalism at the University of Tampere; Heikki Heikkila is Senior Research Fellow at Research Center for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET) at the University of Tampere; Adrienne Russell is Associate Professor in the Emergent Digital Practices program and co-director of the Institute for Digital Humanities at the University of Denver; Dmitry Yagodin is Researcher in the Research Center for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET) at the University of Tampere.
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: Reuters Institute for the Study of JournalismHardback
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2017
Number of Pages: 288
Illustrations: 6 black and white illustrations