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Writing without Fear or Favor: SuperSalon with Virginia Heffernan on Journalism, Twitter, and the Media Apocalypse
Thursday January 19 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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Journalist and cultural critic Virginia Heffernan joins Interintellect founder Anna Gát for a meditation on where journalism is going in 2023 and beyond. Will it survive the ad crisis, Elon’s Twitter, and the public’s growing distrust? Does the internet era even need “journalism” in its 19th century sense? Million dollar questions for our brilliant community and friends. Come and join us!
No one has ever taken the internet as seriously as Virginia Heffernan. Coming from a literary background, she has observed and analysed us online since the nineties as if we were a curious collective art movement busy building and ruining lives, identities, political programs, our romances and careers, logged into chatrooms, social media profiles, and secret nooks no one knows about but some government somewhere. Through it all, she has rarely been wrong.
When it comes to online behaviour and discourse, 2022 was a crazy year even among the unstoppable succession of crazy years. From social science bloggers fearing doxxing to heroic reporters on Ukraine’s frontlines, from a revolution of online self-publishing to the takeover of Twitter, we’ve been through a lot as writers and readers of public affairs.
To our great pleasure, Virginia Heffernan is joining us for a discussion to look at the state of journalism and what it means to be an online creator and consumer in 2023 and beyond.
See you there!
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