Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden and His New Book, No Place to Hide:
"So that goes with your concept of adversarial journalism—and the fact that you're sitting here on your porch in Rio, not having lunch with anybody in D.C. right now, not having lunch with anybody in Manhattan.And I don't want to be, either! This is why I'm so optimistic about the future of journalism, based on what the Internet has permitted. I do think it is a huge change that the journalists who have been at the center of what everybody already knows is the biggest story of the year, if not the decade—meaning myself and Laura—didn't go to journalism school. We didn't intern at The New York Times or The Washington Post.We didn't go to work for one of the five or six big media corporations that impose the standard set of orthodoxies about how you write and think. And we didn't attach ourselves to those institutions. We didn't make ourselves dependent upon the standard range of sources. And then, once I was in the position where people wanted to hire, basically, my blog, I was able to negotiate full editorial independence. So I've been able to forge my career, not only without depending on any of those processes and those people, but staying as far away from them as I can. I have zero incentive to avoid alienating them."
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