The Obama administration has charged seven government employees under the "Espionage Act with a felony for [allegedly] giving information to the press" with NSA leaker Edward "Snowden being the most celebrated," Jim Moroney, the publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News, told the Press Club of Dallas.
Moroney said Wednesday night during an On the Record event at KERA's studios the hike in the number of governmental employees facing such charges is unprecedented. He said he is very concerned that a U.S. Senator on the Homeland Security committee recently acknowledged being unaware of the NSA's alleged spying activities. The committee is tasked with monitoring the NSA's actions.
Listen to an excerpt of Moroney's comments, on the right.
Moroney also talked about the state of American newspapers which are struggling to find viable revenue models. He spoke candidly about The Dallas Morning News' efforts to create subsidy businesses. Watch an excerpt of his remarks, below.
Moroney talked about nonprofit and citizen journalism.
Listen to an excerpt of his remarks, below.