After getting two emails from Boston-based friends who have been freezing and shoveling snow for weeks, I am reminded about a fabulous Media Center event at Harvard this week: Whose News? Media, Technology and the Common Good.
The audience and speakers are a wonderful blend of content, solutions, media……the list goes on, including New York Times Digital Editor-in-Chief Len Apcar, Boston Channel.com, VP of Strategic Planning at Comcast Ty Ahmed-Taylor, Wonkette’s Ana Marie Cox, one of my favorite people and analysts Rob Enderle, Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin, Yahoo Editorial Director Bill Gannon, Jeff Jarvis, AP’s Jim Kennedy, Craig’s List Craig Newmark, Jay Rosen, Executive Editor of MediaChannel Danny Schecter, Halley Suitt and David Weinberger, among others.
The symposium will be based on cross-sector discourse, conducted U.N. style, with participants seated in a U-shaped arena for discussion. Three dialogs will be held, each focused around an inflection point in media, technology and society. Wish I were going to be in Boston for this one.