A recent article in New Republic highlights the new landscape – and new threats to journalists – in national security reporting.
The story highlights that one of the major dangers to journalists and their sources are journalists own security practices. In other words: “The average journalist’s skill at avoiding scrutiny “is basically out of an episode of ‘Get Smart,’” the reporter says. “And we at least have to raise it to the level of ‘The Wire.’ Time to buy some burner phones.”
Sources have also become increasingly wary, according to the article. Successfully practicing national security reporting requires not just technology for secure communication but the adoption of those technologies, as well as better security habits.
Read the full article here.