As a Media Critic, he analyzes both the Medium & the Message. As an author, he infuses mysteries with cutting edge forensics and infuses science fiction with philosophical meaning. As a Professor, he’s analyzed societal behavior in response to our changing techology world. Kojo sits down with the Multi-platformed Paul Levinson.
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Can serious journalism be saved — by bloggers? We’ll ask The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, The New Yorker’s Nicholas Lemann, and Daily Beast chief Tina Brown.
February 25, 2011 Twitter and Facebook have been conduits of information throughout the protests in the Arab world. But that news has been atomized, second by second accounts coming from hundreds of unknown sources. Into that relentless stream has stepped NPR’s Andy Carvin, who’s become a one-stop clearinghouse of news by vetting sources and trying to verify individual tweets. Carvin explains how Twitter’s political utility has also created a new kind of journalism.
Facebook has developed new privacy features and agreed to 20 years of independent audits of its privacy practices. Google and Twitter previously settled similar cases with the Federal Trade Commission. Farhad Manjoo argues that Facebook, or any social network, can never be truly private.