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The Interval at Long Now welcomesDan Gillmor (author, journalist)
Journalism in an Age of Misinformation and Centralization?
Check-in begins 6:30pm; talk starts at 7:30pmat The Interval at Long Now
Lying dominates politics. Corporate media grows ever more centralized. Is there any hope for honest news? A veteran journalist, champion of media literacy and citizen journalism, discusses the threats to our core liberties including freedom of speech and assembly.
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Dan Gillmor is a veteran journalist, author, and media activist who teaches digital media literacy at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His most recent book Mediactive is a wide-ranging project intended to activate passive media consumers into participant users starting with what they read. His next one, Permission Taken from MIT Press, will look at the increasing control companies and governments exert over technology and communication and how indivduals can take some control back.
Dan writes regularly for Slate’s Future Tense and Backchannel, amongst others. From 01994 to 02005 he was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News and bogged at SiliconValley.com. His blog was one of the first by a journalist for a traditional media company. Previous to that he wrote for Detroit Free Press and the Kansas City Times, as well as freelancing for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Economist, Financial Times and many other publications. His first book, We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (02006), is still in print and has been translated into many languages, most recently Korean and Arabic.
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