[D]espite the criticism WikiLeaks has endured, Mr. Benkler said the model it had developed was likely to endure.Read: "Soldier’s Lawyers Rest Case With a Defense of WikiLeaks’ Journalistic Role." [nytimes.com]
“WikiLeaks may fail in the future because of all these events, but the model of some form of decentralized leaking, that is secure technologically and allows for collaboration among different media in different countries, that’s going to survive, and somebody else will build it,” he said. “But WikiLeaks played that critical role of that particular critical component of what muckraking and investigative journalism has always done.”
I was at the trial yesterday, also, and posted this roundup here at Boing Boing.