Innovating the News

Speaker: Jennifer 8. Lee , Knight News Challenge

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Refreshments: 12:50 PM

Public: Yes

Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room, 32-G449

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

Contact: Katrina Panovich, 630-853-8164,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Innovating the News


If journalism is the immune system of a healthy democracy, then the white blood cells have historically been the newspapers, television stations and magazines who have focused their energies on revealing corruption and abuse of power. Now that cell count is dropping due to the cataclysmic shift in media. How will that functionality be
In a wide-ranging discussion that looks at WikiLeaks, YouTube, local wikis, emerging revenue models, open source technology, and data, Jennifer 8. Lee will share some of her insights from her role at the Knight News Challenge, which awards up to $5 million annually for news innovation. Specifically she can discuss what is the role of
technologists can play in the new infrastructure.


Jennifer 8. Lee, an author and a former New York Times reporter, is a
journalist who is focused on investments in the frontiers of news and
information in communities. She helps organize a journo-technology
group called Hacks/Hackers nationwide and is a consultant on the
Knight News Challenge. Her best-selling book, “The Fortune Cookie
Chronicles,” led to an interview on The Colbert Report and a talk on
General Tso on NPR has called her a “conceptual scoop
artist,” in part because she introduced the concept of a “man date.”
She graduated with a degree applied math and economics major from
Harvard. She was listed in an issue of Esquire "Woman We Love" issue
and has a purple hippo whose adventures are on

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