CIA e-mails expose access journalist at work

Tony Seed's Weblog

By JONATHAN COOK*

Snake.Media.AP.UPI.CIA(Sept. 5) – I have mentioned before that more than 90 per cent of reporters are in some sense “access journalists” – that is, they rely on the active help of the key figures on their “beat”. Usually the people they regularly need to access are in power: crime correspondents need help from the police, much less so than criminals; diplomatic correspondents need the help of diplomats more than they need the help of drone strike victims, and so on.

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