WSJ soliciting leaked documents: 6 ways PR pros should prepare

The most-widely read newspaper in the U.S. launched a WikiLeaks-style website to collect information and documents. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The most-widely read newspaper in the U.S. on Thursday announced it has created a stand-alone website on secure servers allowing the public to submit materials along with their contact information or remain anonymous.

The site is called SafeHouse.

Although there is no mention of this being an alternative to Wikileaks, you don’t have to read between the lines to assume that’s exactly what it is. Remember, Time magazine called WikiLeaks the biggest journalism development since the Freedom of Information Act.

It in its news release, Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of WSJ, said: “The Wall Street Journal is the world’s most trusted source of news, and SafeHouse will enable the collection of information and documents that could be used in the generation of trustworthy news stories.”

WSJ said SafeHouse provides a single location for readers to submit information on any topic via multiple available formats, including text files, audio recordings, photos, and more. Information provided to SafeHouse will be reviewed and vetted by a senior editor assigned to manage the information.

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