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Global Investigative Journalism Conference Kiev 2011 Andrew W. Lehren. Open Secrets: Wikileaks , War and America. The Afghanistan War Logs First brought in for what was, at first blush, a one-day story focusing on war dead and possibly other issues related to the war

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open secrets wikileaks war and america
Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Kiev 2011

Andrew W. Lehren

Open Secrets: Wikileaks, War and America

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The Afghanistan War Logs

First brought in for what was, at first blush, a one-day story focusing on war dead and possibly other issues related to the war

Obtained the raw data and began, over the Fourth of July weekend, writing a series of story memos

The one story we could not do with this data was count war dead

Another important problem: informants are named

But these documents tell us important aspects of the war: drones gone wrong, the ISI in Afghanistan, shadowy Task Force 373 and capture/kill operations

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The New York Times secretly forms a team of reporters from its bureaus around the world to examine the documents

Collaborating with the Guardian and Der Spiegel

Comparing with other databases about the war, experience in the field and other ways of cross-checking and verifying information

Always aware these were daily field reports rarely revised later

Key approach: Pulling material from various reports to tell a larger story

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The diplomatic cables

Often similar to well-written excellent single-source stories

Incomplete

Crossing international borders

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Sometimes the best came from cables spanning the globe

North Korean arms deals

Gitmo detainee efforts

DEA intelligence gathering efforts

Diplomats helping Boeing vs. Airbus

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