MPR News Presents for August 7, 2013
Aug 7, 2013 Media crews covering Boston bombing John Moore/Getty Images Guests Ezra Klein: Columnist and editor at The Washington Post, a policy analyst for MSNBC, and a contributor to Bloomberg. His work focuses on domestic and economic policymaking and the political system. Kurt Andersen: Host of "Studio 360," the Peabody Award-winning public radio program, and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and The New York Times. He has written screenplays for Disney and Warner Bros. and has produced, written, and developed TV programming for NBC, ABC, USA Networks, and HBO. Previously, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker, co-founder of Spy magazine, and editor-in-chief of New York. Alexis Ohanian: Co-founder and board member of reddit, an entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of a link or text post. Reddit launched in 2005 and is now owned by Conde Nast. Ohanian helped launch Hipmunk and ran marketing and public relations there Alexis Madrigal: Moderator. Senior editor at The Atlantic. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. Madrigal co-founded Longshot magazine. Previously at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world
A panel of journalists speaks on the topic "The Future of News: Is it the End of Journalism as We Know It?" The digital revolution and changing economic models have altered journalistic institutions to their core. What does the future hold for enterprise journalism and the way Americans get information necessary to function in their daily lives?