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Starr Forum: Death of News
Speakers: Maria Balinska, Susan Glasser and Jason Pontin

Death of News

This event is free and open to the public. Click on image above to download event poster.

Event Details

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wong Auditorium, MIT Bldg E51, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge (Map)


Maria Balinska

Maria Balinska is editor of World Current Affairs Radio at the BBC. She is currently at Harvard University as the Ruth Cowan Nash Nieman Fellow where she is exploring the future of reporting in the digital age in the wider context of how the Internet is changing society. Along the way, Balinska also authored the well-received book, "The Bagel: the surprising history of a modest bread," published in 2008 by Yale University Press.

Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser is executive editor of Foreign Policy and the key innovator behind its 2009 web re-launch, transitioning it from the old media function of promoting a print magazine to a dynamic daily online newspaper. Among the ambitious goals of the new web site are to become the "daily magazine for people interested the world" and the "preeminent foreign policy portal." Prior to joining Foreign Policy, Glasser worked at the Washington Post as the assistant managing editor for national news and previously, while with the Post, reported from Afghanistan and Iran, and ran the Moscow bureau with her husband Peter Baker, who’s now a reporter with the New York Times.

Jason Pontin

Jason Pontin is editor in chief of the award-winning magazine, Technology Review and, published by MIT. Pontin also serves as the publisher of Technology Review, overseeing all aspects of the company’s business. In previous posts, he was editor of Red Herring, editor in chief of The Acumen Journal, and wrote a regular column for the Sunday New York Times, "Slipstream," about new ideas in technology. He has also written for The Economist, The Financial Times, Wired, and The Believer, among others, and is a frequent guest on television and radio, including ABC News, CNN, and NPR.

Death of News
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