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How can journalists fight the war on journalism, both in the U.S. and abroad? As governments hunt down whistleblowers, leakers and journalists alike, many reporters are worried they now work in a world that criminalizes their profession, calling this a “DEFCON 2 journalism event.” Most recently, Chelsea (formerly known as Bradley) Manning, the source of the Wikileaks disclosures three years ago was sentenced to 35 years in prison, and David Miranda was detained in Heathrow airport for nine hours while helping his partner, the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, obtain documents related to NSA spying. How worried should journalists be when reporting on political, international affairs or national security? How should journalists work in the surveillance state and continue to report? This week’s Mediatwits will feature Tow Center director and former Guardian editor Emily Bell, NYU J-school professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen and Free Press’ Josh Stearns. MediaShift’s Mark Glaser hosts, along with Ana Marie Cox from The Guardian, Mónica Guzmán from the Seattle Times and GeekWire and Andrew Lih from American University.

Get the full rundown and guest bios here.

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When a blogger or journalist furthers their personal brand within a newsroom, who benefits? The New York Times’ Nate Silver is moving his FiveThirtyEight empire to ESPN, the Washington Post is launching a tech policy blog, and the Times quietly killed its Media Decoder blog (which had no guiding personality). Which blogs work for which newsroom? How important is the blog chief’s notoriety to the blog’s success? The Daily Dish’s Andrew Sullivan, social media guru Sree Sreenivasan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tim Lee of the Washington Post will join us for a discussion of big-name blogging’s place in media organizations. MediaShift’s Mark Glaserhosts, along Andrew Lih from American University and former paidContent editor Staci Kramer.

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New York Times building, Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Photo by Scott Beale/ Laughing Squid

I had the pleasure of interviewing New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on Friday.

The majority of our conversation focused on her column after the massacre in Newtown, Conn. and journalism’s prerogatives in breaking news situations, the subject on my upcoming maiden piece for PBS MediaShift.

But the end of our conversation turned to American University, where I currently study:

SULLIVAN: Are you a student at American?

ME: I am, yeah.

SULLIVAN: Ah, that’s great. I understand they have a good program.

And that’s that. Maybe the School of Communication can take that to the bank?

Check in soon to see the full piece on how America’s newsrooms handle breaking news.