December 22, 2010
The Top World News Websites of 2010
Just when it seemed impossible to blur the lines between old and new media any further, 2010 witnessed the controversial rise of info-anarchist Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. By publishing raw intelligence on its own site and leaking excerpts to major news media outlets, WikiLeaks nearly obliterated the neat boundaries between the media and motivated, tech-savvy individuals. With each year the differences between a topical news story and a trending topic become fewer, as Internet tools like Twitter and Facebook are rapidly turning everyone into citizen journalists and iAgreggators.
But raw data is nothing without context. While WikiLeaks proved it could capture and publish documents, it took the efforts of its media partners and other media organizations to bring...
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