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

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Scott Kurnit


Esther Dyson

chairman, EDventure Holdings

Kara Swisher

co-executive editor, Re/code

Marty Baron

executive editor, The Washington Post

Mike Perlis

CEO, Forbes Media

Merrill Brown

founding editor, MSNBC

David Graves

former Yahoo and Reuters executive

Will Hearst

chairman, Hearst Corp.

Jeff Jarvis

founder, Advance Interactive

Steve Case

cofounder, AOL