Should Journalists Publish Hacked E-Mail?

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Troves of e-mail by and from political figures have been hacked and published by WikiLeaks this year. The ongoing scandals, coupled with Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server, have played a large role in the 2016 election. But the decision to publish hacked personal documents involves serious ethical and legal dilemmas. Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, walked through the issues with Nicholas Thompson, the editor of, and Fabio Bertoni, the The New Yorker’s general counsel.