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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The leak of the U.S. secret prisons program got the "leaker" at the CIA fired and facing criminal prosecution while the "leakee" at The Washington Post was just awarded a Pulitzer Prize. New York Times columnist and Columbia Journalism School professor Samuel Freedman offers insight into the ethics of leaking and advice from his new book, Letters to a Young Journalist, then former CIA analyst Paul Pillar on dissent in the intelligence community. Plus, the latest from Albany and Trenton and the legacy of Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum.

Budget Battles

Liz Benjamin, political reporter for the Albany Times Union and blogger
and
Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey
- on a possible constitutional crisis with the New York and New Jersey state budgets

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One Who Can Do, Teaches

Samuel G. Freedman, education columnist at The New York Times, professor of journalism at Columbia University's School of Journalism and author, Letters to a Young Journalist (Basic Books, 2006)
- on lessons for budding reporters

» Samuel Freedman's website

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Pillar of the Intelligence Community

Paul Pillar, former CIA analyst focusing on Central Asia and the Middle East and visiting professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University
- says the administration "cherry-picked" pre-war intelligence

» "Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq" by Paul Pillar in Foreign ...

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Teitelbaum's Legacy

David Pollock, associate executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
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Rabbi Yisrael Singer, chairman of the policy council of the World Jewish Congress
- on the life and legacy of Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum

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Required Reading: April 25, 2006

In which: CIA officer says she wasn’t the reason Dana Priest got a Pulitzer, Mayor Bloomberg thinks on-the-job web surfing is bad, a Harvard undergrad novelist says she didn’t mean to copy from another book, and 141 Gitmo detainees are freed.

Dismissed CIA Officer Denies Leak Role (Wash Post)

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