Inside Media: What's Happening to the News Business?

September 15, 2013
Location: Knight TV Studio

Guests: Martin Baron, Ted Leonsis, Julius Genachowski and Vivian Schiller

Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron, former America Online senior executive Ted Leonsis and former Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski, and NBC News chief digital officer Vivian Schiller will appear on a special edition of "Inside Media" to talk about the past and future of the news business.

Baron, Leonsis and Genachowski are featured in "Riptide," a new oral history project that chronicles the epic collision between journalism and digital technology from 1980 to the present. They will be joined by John Huey, former editor-in-chief of Time Inc., Martin Nisenholtz, senior adviser to The New York Times Co., and Paul Sagan, executive vice chairman of Akamai Technologies.

"Riptide" was conceived and executed by Huey, Nisenholtz and Sagan when they were fellows at the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. "Riptide" features interviews with dozens of people who played important roles in the intersection of media and technology. The project, to be released Sept. 9, includes more than 50 hours of video interviews and a narrative essay that traces the evolution of digital news from early experiments to today.

The Riptide website was designed by Joshua Benton and is hosted by the Nieman Foundation.

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