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

A project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

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founder, MIT Media Lab

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founder, Slate

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Henry Blodget

founder, Business Insider

Josh Quittner

editorial director, Flipboard

Chris Cox

head of product, Facebook

Mike Perlis

CEO, Forbes Media

Doc Searls

coauthor, The Cluetrain Manifesto

John Battelle

CEO, Federated Media

Jim VandeHei

executive editor, Politico