WikiLeaks & The New York Times

On this page you will find links to all data NYT eXaminer (NYTX) has published relating to WikiLeaks (WL) and the New York Times (the Times). Below is our ten-part video interview with WikiLeaks’ Editor and Publisher Julian Assange. Julian is an NYTX Advisory Council member.

Julian Assange on WikiLeaks & The New York Times: About the video series below

Within the entirety of this ten-part interview Julian talks about partnering with The Times to release the Afghan and Iraq War Logs, the Times treatment of Cablegate, Bradley Manning, the Pentagon Papers, WikiLeaks, and much more. The complete interview ran more than 90 minutes. NYTX conducted this interview with Julian September, 2011. We published this series over the months of October, November, December, and January 2012.

Part 1: In this first segment Julian discusses his early thinking about the Times and also how the Times reacted to some of WikiLeaks’ initial work. View large version, with linked supplementary material Length: 6 min. 11 sec. Part 2: In this segment Julian discusses NYT treatment of WikiLeaks Collateral Murder video. View large version with supplementary material. Length: 12 min. 19 sec.
Part 3: Here Julian discusses Times participation in the media consortium organized to release the Afghan and Iraq War Logs. He also discusses Task Force 373, a high-level assassination squad, and the Times treatment of this important information in relation to other mainstream media coverage. View large version with supplementary material. Length: 15 min. 18 sec. Part 4: Julian talks about the Times treatment of torture in the Iraq War Logs. He talks about the Times’ partnership with WikiLeaks and the Times treatment of its own sources. View large version with supplementary material. Length: 8 min. 56 sec.
Part 5: Julian talks about Cablegate, and how the Guardian newspaper handed the cables over to the New York Times, how the Times did their own form of redaction to the cables and with destructive results, how the Guardian released the complete cables and, with help from the Times, blamed WikiLeaks. View large version with supplementary material. Length: 21 min. 45 sec. Part 6: Julian overviews the New York Times and the Guardian’s treatment of Private Bradley E. Manning, who is accused of being the source of WikiLeaks’ “Collateral Murder Video,” the Afghan and Iraq “War Logs,” and also “Cablegate.” (See NYTX Editor Chris Spannos’ December 16 commentary about Adrian Lamo, who is the source for chat logs used to “incriminate” Manning, and who was formerly arrested for hacking into the Times.) View large version with supplementary material. Video length: 4 min. 31 sec.
Part 7: Julian talks the New York Times treatment of the Pentagon Papers and Daniel Ellsberg. View large version with supplementary material including a video comment by UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk. Video length: 5 min. 02 sec. Part 8: Julian discusses how the New York Times and the Guardian sought clearance from the U.S. State Department and National Security Council to publish select Cablegate content. View large version with supplementary material. Video length: 5 min. 55 sec.
Part 9: NYTX Editor Chris Spannos asks Julian to respond to attacks on his personal profile by Bill Keller and others from the New York Times. Julian also responds to questions about the institutional differences between WikiLeaks and the Times. View large version with supplementary material. Length: 11 min. 55 sec. Part 10: In our final segment, Julian discusses the lessons he learned from his experience with the Times and if, and how, the Times is still a valuable institution. View large version with supplementary material. Length: 2 min. 9 sec.