The second fall Perspectives features Daily Beast founder and editor Tina Brown; writer and political commentator Andrew Sullivan; and Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?Moderated by Peter Beinart, the discussion will look at how electronic publishing and the Internet are changing the dissemination of news and information.
Peter Beinart is associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal, a senior columnist at Haaretz, a CNN Political Commentator, and a senior fellow at The New America Foundation.
Tina Brown is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist and talk-show host. Born a British citizen, she has since taken United States citizenship.
She rose to prominence in the American media industry as the editor of the magazines Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992 and of The New Yorker from 1992 to 1998.
In October 2008 she partnered with Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp to found and edit The Daily Beast. In November 2010, The Daily Beast announced that it will merge with the American weekly news magazine Newsweek in a joint venture to form The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown will serve as Editor-in-Chief of both publications.
Jeff is the author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live and What Would Google Do? He directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Jeff was founding editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine, TV critic for TV Guide and People magazines, Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News, and a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.
Andrew Sullivan is a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic. His blog, The Daily Dish, is found on TheAtlantic.com. Sullivan was formerly the editor of The New Republic and was named Editor of the Year by Adweek. In his latest book, The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back (HarperCollins, 2006), Sullivan argues for a conservatism based on practical restraint, individual freedom, constitutional norms, and skepticism. His landmark book, Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality (Knopf, 1995), was the first to advocate civil-marriage rights for gay couples. Sullivan is a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show and Real Time with Bill Maher and appears on many other programs including Charlie Rose and Meet The Press.
Blogger Andrew Sullivan of "The Daily Dish" reminisces on the good old days of print journalism, which he jokes were fueled by alcohol and eccentric editors. "Today of course, there's no alcohol at all, and one works from morning, noon and night alone in a dark cave," says Sullivan. "It was much better then."
Renowned bloggers Tina Brown, Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Sullivan debate the implications of society's changing views on privacy in the digital age, from teens on Facebook to Brett Favre's sexting incident.