IMHO @theintercept (The Intercept) has successfully achieved:
- to publish/write on a steady pace great scoops/articles/opinions.
- to set up secure ways for sources/readers/etc to contact staff.
- to protect the privacy of its readers (ie: https by default).
- to engage with its readers with facts that can be double checked.
I´m pretty sure that several other outlets/digital annotated newspapers/etc.. share those same characteristics and/or that they are likely to implement solutions to achieve those goals.
I´m just a reader. I could continue listing other relevant aspects and you could point out the ones i´m missing out and/or agree/disagree with the ones I have previously stated.
But, no matter what: Today(monday) or tomorrow @theintercept is The place where I know I´ll be able to read/watch/listen a minimum of 3 pieces of excellent adversarial journalism and I know i´ll be able to interact/check/laugh/cry with their authors and their readers...
...or maybe on wednesday someone else in a different medium/digital annotated newspaper manages to get his voice heard on privacy related matters.
And there´s a big chance that one of those articles of public interest will be written thanks to documentation provided by someone who (like Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and several courageous people) has risked his life to give us proof of what we should know by now:
“The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few”
In case you ever get to read this: Thank you Ed. thanks @theintercept . thanks to the future reader and thanks to the future writings of caring truth tellers/journos/writers/coders who care about us.