Plunging Into The Dark Net

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
More from this event →

Many intriguing elements of the Dark Net — cryptocurrencies, underground markets, dissidents and pirates, the fight of anonymity and digital rights — culminated in the 2013 arrest of Ross Williams Ulbricht, allegedly the Dread Pirate Roberts, creator and operator of Silk Road. Alex Winter, director of the new documentary “Deep Web,” explored the details of Ulbricht’s arrest and its after effects. We’ll discuss the nexus of privacy, security and the far reaches of the web. We’ll also look at how journalists engage with a community whose mainstay is anonymity, and what that means when finding and verifying sources for stories.


Featuring

Andy Greenberg
Senior Writer, WIRED
Alex Winter
Actor, Producer and Director, Deep Web
Sarah Jeong
Contributing Editor, Motherboard
Related Topics
Social Conversation

Related Resources

ONA15

Breaking News in 2015 is Reshaping Social Newsgathering

  • Andy Carvin
  • Mandy Jenkins
  • Moderated by Niketa Patel

From Charlie Hebdo to the Baltimore protests to the Nepal earthquake, news in 2015 has largely unfolded on social media. Newsrooms of all sizes have been working through the...

ONA15

Pulling Off Your Big Project In a Small(er) Newsroom

  • Evan Wyloge
  • Anika Anand

Don’t let your great idea be canned before it even has a chance. Learn strategies to address phrases like “we don’t have the budget for that” or “I can’t let you take...

ONA15

Developing Leaders for the New Normal

  • Jim Brady
  • Delaney Chambers
  • Imaeyen Ibanga
  • S. Mitra Kalita

Fluid is the new norm in newsrooms, which constantly restructure, invent new job titles and juggle high staff turnover. Nurturing leaders and rethinking hierarchy and management...