Last month I delivered the 2012 Hearst New Media Lecture at the Columbia Journalism School, I argued that in pursuit of commercial self-interest, many news organizations are supporting business practices, technologies, and legislation that will diminish the Internet’s openness and freedom. While this might be good for business in the short term, in the long run everybody will lose – especially journalists.
Thanks to Joly MacFie for filming and uploading the video of last week’s New York launch event hosted by the New America Foundation and led by CNN’s Mark Whitaker. Thanks also to Cory Doctorow for posting it on Boingboing.
Click here for West Coast events over the next ten days, followed by more on the East Coast and Europe.
Consent of the Networked will be available in bookstores on January 31st.
To celebrate the launch, the New America Foundation where I am a Senior Fellow has teamed up with the Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC for a launch party at the House of Sweden from 6-8pm that evening. NAF President Steve Coll will host a conversation about the book, followed by cocktails and a book signing. RSVP required.
The next evening, February 1st, NAF will host another launch party in New York City, featuring a conversation with Mark Whitaker, Executive Vice President and Managing Editor for CNN Worldwide. For more details and to RSVP please click here.
For my full speaking schedule in February and March – regularly updated as events are confirmed – can be found by clicking here.
While it won’t be available in bookstores until January 31st, copies will be available for sale at two events this coming week in Northern California.
Both are free and open to the public, though Stanford requires an RSVP. Please click on the links for details.
More information about my speaking schedule on the East and West Coasts in February (and Europe in March) can be found on this website’s speaking schedule page, which will be regularly updated from now on.