Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras und Jeremy Scahill haben das erste Blog des Online-Journalismus-Projekts von Ebay-Gründer Pierre Omidyar gestartet. The Intercept nennt sich das Teil und in einem der ersten Postings berichten sie gleich mal von der Rolle der NSA in gezielten Tötungen per Drone. Aus dem Eröffnungsposting:
The Intercept has a two-fold mission: one short-term, the other long-term.
Our short-term mission is limited but critically important: to provide a platform and an editorial structure in which to aggressively report on the disclosures provided to us by our source, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. We decided to launch now because we believe we have a vital and urgent obligation to this story, to these documents, and to the public. […]
Our longer-term mission is to provide aggressive and independent adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues, from secrecy, criminal and civil justice abuses and civil liberties violations to media conduct, societal inequality and all forms of financial and political corruption. The editorial independence of our journalists will be guaranteed, and they will be encouraged to pursue their journalistic passion, areas of interest, and unique voices.