Wikileaks, the Web, and the Long, Strange Journey of Journalism

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

Is it morally correct for the US to pursue prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange? Is alleged leaker of military documents Bradley Manning a hero or a traitor? And what do Wikileaks and the Internet mean to the future of journalism? James Moore, the New York Times bestselling author of "Bush's Brain" is joined by technologist Ben Werdmuller from the UK, the creator of one of the web's early social networking platforms, and KRLD Dallas radio host Scott Braddock, to discuss "Wikileaks, the Web, and the Long, Strange Journey of Journalism." Moore will lead the panel by arguing that Assange and Manning are heroic figures and ought to be honored in a culture that requires information to sustain a democracy. Werdmuller will offer his insight on the Internet’s long term reach and impact with regard to information, systems, and public access to data that was previously unavailable, and Braddock will articulate the perspective that Assange and Manning have done harm to America and its allies and need to be treated as people who have acted outside of the law. Audience participation and questions will be encouraged.

About the speakers

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Ben Werdmuller

Web product manager & developer. CTO at @latakoo. Co-founded @elgg, building http://idno.co.

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Scott Braddock

I'm not just from Texas. I'm of Texas. bio from Twitter

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James Moore

Author, consultant, wiseguy aging without grace bio from Twitter

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15 attendees

  • Ben Werdmuller
  • Caitlin Dewey
  • Elja
  • Federica Cocco
  • Heleen van Lier
  • Jess Williamson
  • lydiamann
  • Christian Metts
  • James Moore
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Rohan Gunatillake
  • Scott Braddock
  • Lisa van Gelder
  • Jeff Triplett
  • wilbertbaan

22 trackers

  • Beau
  • Ben Spaulding
  • Cody Stoltman
  • Chris Sweet
  • David Swedlow
  • David Wright
  • Eamonn O'Brien-Strain
  • Kelly Hardwick
  • James Weiner
  • Jason Wehmhoener
  • James Stewart
  • Liang Shi
  • Leslie Kaminoff
  • lovisa
  • Steve Myers
  • Natalie Downe
  • Pessimist
  • Phoebe Connelly
  • scldn
  • Stephen Edmondson
  • Bonnie Petrie
  • Alex Schaffert

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake

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