Poynter Editor on WikiLeaks’ Global Leverage, Playing by Its Own Rules

BY Hari Sreenivasan  July 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM EST

On this edition of NewsHour Plus, we check in with Steve Myers, managing editor of Poynter Online, a training facility for journalists, who wrote this week about how WikiLeaks is changing the power structure in the news business and how it has managed to avoid repercussions thus far:

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has figured out that on the Internet, being homeless means you don’t have to play by anybody’s rules.

Since it’s not beholden to any geographic area, WikiLeaks has “leverage we haven’t seen before” as both a source of information and a publisher, Myers said. Watch more here:

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