Yves Eudes was one of the key reporters at Le Monde covering the Wikileaks cables in late 2010, working with partner papers (including The Guardian) on the strategy for their release. He has worked at the French paper since 1994, and has a PhD in Political Science.

I spoke with him at the recent Guardian SxSW Hack, where he and several developers from the Paris bureau came to explore how news will be gathered and published in an inevitable digital future.

We spoke about the effect the Wikileaks story will have on the future of news journalism, how the Web makes reporters lazy, and why the new army of digitally enabled citizen journalists - despite having all the right tools - will never be able to report events as well as traditional large media organisations.