Sept. 25, 2013
Jeff Jarvis, a well-known journalist and advocate of openness on the web, will come to Morningside College virtually via Google Hangouts to give a lecture on “The Benefits of Being Public in a Digital Age” at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the UPS Auditorium in the college’s Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The lecture will focus on the societal rewards of social networks and public information in the digital age.
Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?” and “Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live,” blogs about media and news at buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He has also worked as an editor at Daylife, New York Daily News, and the Chicago Tribune.
The event is part of Morningside’s Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center Virtual Lecture Series. The college broadcasts the lectures on campus and also streams them live at www.youtube.com/user/TheHJFLearningCenter.
The final lecture of this fall will feature philosopher Peter Singer with “The End of Poverty” on Nov. 4.