An oral history of the epic collision between journalism and digital technology, 1980 to the present

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John Battelle

CEO, Federated Media

Martin Sorrell

CEO, WPP Group

Caroline Little

CEO, Newspaper Association of America

Dick Costolo

CEO, Twitter

Jonah Peretti

founder, BuzzFeed

Matt Mullenweg

creator, WordPress

Steve Newhouse

chairman, Advance.Net

Om Malik

founder, GigaOM

Jeff Jarvis

founder, Advance Interactive

Nicholas Negroponte

founder, MIT Media Lab