The past week has been a busy one for stories about national security and how the media have handled those stories. A judge rules the National Security Agency's phone records collection program is probably unconstitutional. Meanwhile, the plaintiff in that lawsuit gets into an on-air battle with a CNN anchor and analyst. 60 Minutes airs what many critics consider a puff piece on the NSA. The AP and Washington Post publish a story connecting a missing American to a rogue CIA program in Iran. And American leaker Edward Snowden gets the nod from many for "person of the year."
It won't be too long of a wait for Wall Street traders who want a piece of Twitter. Last week the social media company filed the final paperwork to for an initial public offering. Among the details discovered in those applications -- the board of directors, key investors and company executives are almost entirely white males. That's got many in the media world asking where are the women?