|Guest Lecture by Prof. George Brock|
On his arrival, the welcome speech was given by Jattin Agarwal and was presented with a bouquet by Mr. Puri, Director of Engineering. Prof. Brock covered various topics that was concerned with Wikileaks such as the history of Wikileaks, its effects, the disappointment the founders faced due to certain after affects and the unexpected effects after Wikileaks. He stated various events where Wikileaks leaked information to the public and the effects of each.
Covering the topic of whether Wikileaks is the future of journalism, he first stated his tests on journalism that are verification of data, sense making, eyewitness and investigation and then compared them with the activities of Wikileaks. He also commented on what the mainstream media did with the information they gained through Wikileaks and if it was right to keep secrets from the public, which would create information gaps between the citizen and the government.
At the end of the lecture, there were series of questions asked by both, faculty and students to clear their curiosity about media and Wikileaks, some of which are, Are people losing trust on Journalism? Will Wikileaks replace journalism 10 years down the line? Prof. Brock answered them with ease and then proceeded towards the conference room where he spent his time with students and faculty and shared more information about Journalism and his experience.