Technology, Media & Democracy:Protecting Journalism & Media from Attack
Brought to you by theTech, Media & Democracy Initiative, a consortium ofCornell Tech, Columbia University, City University of New York, New York University, The New School, & Pratt Institute in partnership with NYC Media Lab.
Hosted by New York Times
This is the first in a series of panels throughout the Fall that will address the most intractable issues at the intersection of journalism & technology. In the session, we'll identify the issues & begin to set an agenda to explore solutions for trust, business models, & platforms. Lots of things are broken. How do we prioritize what to fix first? Who should be able to help? How can technology help?
Jim Rutenberg, Media Columnist, New York Times (keynoter/moderator)
Yasmin Green, Director of Research & Development, Jigsaw
Runa Sandvik, Director of Information Security, New York Times
Jameel Jaffer, Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University; formerly Deputy Legal Director, ACLU
Attendee information:Check in with ID at security desk (closest to 41st Street entrance, across from atrium of birch trees)
6:30 to 7:30:Discussion
7:30 to 8:00:Closing reception
About Tech, Media & Democracy
Six of New York Citys universities are partnering to defend & support journalism & independent news media --- one of the most critical elements of our democracy --- as they are increasingly under threat. This unique,first-of-its kindprogram & collaboration will bring togetherCornell Tech, Columbia University, City University of New York, New York University, The New School, & Pratt Institute-- in partnership with the NYC Media Lab -- to investigate & understand the various threats to journalism & media, & attempt to address these challenges using design, engineering, & computational methods & techniques. The effort will gather graduate students with backgrounds & expertise in journalism, design, & engineering/technology from these institutions in a special course to kick off in Spring 2018.In addition to the course, a speaker series hostedatnews organizations around the city will launch in October around the themes of the partnership, featuring influential figures from media & technology. Inaugural media participants that will host fall programming include The New York Times, CNN, BuzzFeed, & the HuffPost.