Virtually Speaking

James Fallows & Jay Rosen Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd
Thursday, Dec 9, 6pm pacific| 9pm eastern
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*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   Likely flow of conversation: Fallows and Rosen discuss TSA and security theater, coal and the future of energy use, Wikileaks and the media narrative. All involve the evolution of news media over the last 20 years, or so. Both our guests wrote prescient books, respectively, What are Journalists For? and Breaking the News
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National Correspondent for The Atlantic and author of  ‘Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China,’ Fallows spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of US News & World Report and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot.

The author of PressThink, an award winning weblog about journalism and its ordeals – and ‘What are Journalists For?’ – NYU’s Jay Rosen writes and speaks frequently about ‘civic journalism.’ He tweets extensively @jayrosen_NYU and was at one time a member of the Wikipedia Advisory Board.