Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Deputy Producer for FRONTLINE provides introductions and Nieman Journalism Lab Director Josh Benton moderates the panel which includes:
- Clay Shirky, social media theorist, who studies the effects of the Internet on society; author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (2008) and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (2010); NYU Associate Professor in the Journalism Department and at the Interactive Telecommunications Program; Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society; writes for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, and a monthly newsletter called “Networks, Economics, and Culture”; and consultant to Nokia, Barnes & Noble, the Markle Foundation, the BBC, and the Library of Congress.
- Timothy O’Brien, journalist; publisher, Bloomberg View; former executive editor, The Huffington Post; former editor, The New York Times Sunday Business section; and author of Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glamour, Glitz, and Danger of America’s Gambling Industry and TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald. He currently is writing a series of historical novels that take place between the American Civil War and World War I, the first of which is The Lincoln Conspiracy.
- Ethan Zuckerman, media scholar, blogger, and Internet activist; director, Center for Civic Media, MIT; co-founder, Global Voices; senior researcher, Berkman Center for Internet and Society; and author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection.