5, 12, 1998
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
MIT Media Lab
20 Ames Street
American journalism been affected by digital technologies? What
new skills and new knowledge are needed by reporters and editors
assigned to cover the "cyber-beat"? How have traditional newspaper
formats been altered, challenged, enhanced by the World Wide
Web? Do the Web and other aspects of the digital future threaten
the very existence of newspapers in the long term?
Reid Ashe is president and publisher
of the Tampa Tribune.
His work includes an effort to harness multiple media -- print,
video and Internet -- in the service of community journalism.
writes a column on computers and cyberspace for The Boston
James Carey is CBS Professor of International
Journalism in the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia
University and Adjunct Professor at Union Theological Seminary.
He is the author of Communication As Culture and numerous
reviews, essays and monographs. He was Dean of the College of
Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
from 1979 to 1992.
formerly a contributor to TIME Magazine and before that
a columnist at The Village Voice, has been writing about
cyberculture for the last ten years. He is the author of My
Tiny Life, a literary ethnography about the online society
LambdaMOO, to be published in January 1999.
John Driscoll has been Editor-in-Residence
at the MIT Media Lab for the past four years. Previously, he
worked at The Boston Globe for 40 years in a variety
of news positions, including seven years as Editor.
Rob Fixmer is the Technology News
Editor of The New York Times, responsible for coverage
of computer technologies, cyberspace and telecommunications.
In 1995, he created CyberTimes, the original content
area of the New York Times on the Web, and served as
CyberTimes Editor until November 1997
Amy Harmon covers cyberspace for
The New York Times.
Ingrid Volkmer is Professor of
Media and Communication at the University of Augsburg, Germany,
and Director of Global Media Consultants Ltd, based in London.
Her book about the impact of CNN on global communication, Between
Universalism and Particularism: Global Spheres of Mediation,
has just been published.
Covering Cyberspace - November 5, 1998
Journalism - November 12, 1998