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With Jim Rutenberg (Media Columnist, NY Times), Yasmin Green (Dir. R&D, Jigsaw), Runa Sandvik (Dir. Info Security, NY Times), Jameel Jaffer (Dir. Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia).
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
NY Times Building, 242 W 41st St

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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?

With Panelists:

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)


6:00-6:30:Networking reception
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.

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