Professor Edward Alwood discusses the U.S. Justice Department’s collection of news organizations’ telephone records

alwoodEdward Alwood, professor of journalism in the School of Communications, discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio the U.S. Justice Department secretly collecting telephone records of reporters and editors.

Alwood told the station that the leak reminded him of the government’s reaction to the release of the “Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force,” also known as the “Pentagon Papers.”

He also shared his own experiences of trying to get information from the government and facing resistance under the guise of national security concerns.

Listen to the interview here. Alwood begins speaking at 26:00.

Categories: events, experiences, insight, news, School of Communications

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