Earlier this week it was revealed that The New York Times was hacked from China and that its employees' passwords were collected. Now comes word that the Washington Post was hacked from China last year, too. The Poynter Institute's Andrew Beaujon cites a Krebs on Security report on the matter and delves into it.
Sociologist Herbert Gans, writing for the Nieman Journalism Lab, examines the challenge of journalism in the 21st century to report more contextually on politics and democracy. He encourages a broadening of the cast in political drama, a new emphasis beyond officialdom, and a more concerted effort to discuss the intersection of journalism and democracy.
Jennifer Hicks, writing for Forbes.com, examines the growth of citizen journalism and pays particular attention to the emergence of Rawporter.com as a versatile tool in this emergent media.