preachin' to the execsWhile I was working at wired, I got an e-mail from a guy at the University of Missouri who liked my writings, and wanted to nominate me as a speaker for an upcoming journalism think tank.
fat chance of that panning out, they just haven't read enough of my page.
The other panelists were experts in various fields; Internet academicians, business folk, publishers, writers, military men. Most of the folk were whip smart - I was in good company.
In June of 1995, I was the youngest speaker at News Industries & Journalism / Preparing for 2010, a think tank at the Rand Corporation.
It was hosted by New Directions for News, out of the Journalism school at the University of Missouri. They held it at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. My marxist roommates, Justin and Martin gave me just a little shit for that.
I was elected to speak after a professor at the University of Missouri saw my pages and passed them on to the New Directions folk.
Thirty media executives in the audience, Newhouse, New Wall Street Times, Christian Science Monitor, most folks who'd been in the industry for some time. Some were net saavy, some were just about to get e-mail. The other panelists were experts in various fields; Internet academicians, business folk, publishers, writers, military men. I've recieved a number of warm comments on my performance there. The guy from AT&T came up to me afterwards and said he "wants to grow up to be just like me."
I took a few notes
I delivered this talk:
decentralizing media for human potential
Delivered June 13, 1995
News Industries & Journalism/Preparing for 2010
New Directions for News, rand corporation, santa monica