Twitch 4 News? The Washington Post’s Phoebe Connelly tells us more

Washington Post Deputy Video Editor Phoebe Connelly joined Twitch’s Cody Conners to explain how the paper is using the live- streaming platform for news. Testing the concept of a “Post Twitch channel” with Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, the Post discovered that Twitch – typically frequented by video-gamers – provides an interesting space for analysis

Read More

Rethinking Tech, Ethics, and Democracy with MIT Tech Review’s Gideon Lichfield

In this conversation, Gideon Lichfield, Editor-in-Chief is the MIT Technology Review, explores issues raised in the Review’s fall issue: “Technology is threatening our democracy: How do we save it?” Lichfield also unpacks the Review’s new mission statement: “To bring about better informed and more conscious decisions about technology … we think it is no longer

Read More

J. Nathan Matias: Innovating in the Public Square

J. Nathan Matias, associate research scholar at Princeton University in psychology, the Center for Information Technology Policy, and sociology, also is the founder of CivilServant, a nonprofit that organizes citizen behavioral science and behavioral consumer protection research for the internet. In this talk, Matias discusses how CivilServant has worked with communities of tens of millions of people on Reddit and Twitter

Read More

Public records under threat

On April 13, members of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Brown Institute of Media Innovation at Stanford coordinated an event to discuss the threats to public records in an age of digital distribution. With an audience of eighty, panels comprised of journalists, technologists, librarians and engineers identified the biggest challenges in this

Read More