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Betabeat Gets an Ombudsman! Some Thoughts on the Eben Moglen Interview

This reporter’s contentious interview with privacy advocate and Columbia prof Eben Moglen sparked a long discussion in the comments about privacy, Facebook, and journalistic responsibility. A student of Mr. Moglen and a developer at the Columbia Center for New Media and Teaching, Jonah Bossewitch, wrote a post-mortem on the affair under the headline, “Yelling it like it is.” “Was Moglen trying out a new media strategy? Was this a calculated publicity stunt? A performative critique of journalistic conventions? How effective was it…?” Worth a read.