As a compulsive blogger and Tweeter, as well as a publisher of ebooks, writer Emily Gould was certain to write of virtual relationships. Her first novel entitled Friendship is about the relationship of two 30-year old women whose lives intersect with the Internet in a poignant and engaging way. Emily tells Jim that online connection is an overarching feature of how a crossroads generation communicates.
In his latest book, “Over Time My Life as a Sportswriter,” Deford provides an endearing memoir of a spectacular half-century career before the bloggers took over. The iconic sportswriter recalls with not too little nostalgia a tumultuous era in sports writing.
She discusses the current state of casual Internet relationships. Millions post to Facebook or elsewhere on the Net the most intimate details of their lives to be read by perfect strangers. Emily argues that privacy, as much as we might like it, is out the window in the Digital Age.
We probe whether some things are so intimate they are better off unblogged. Or in the digital age is everyone’s private life fair game? Emily discusses the flexible rules of the blogosphere which have made her a new media star.
Most polls say that Obama has it. But which poll are you supposed to believe? There are blogs that offer a snapshot of all the polls combined. Will the bloggers be the ones to call the election?
Are bloggers journalists? Can a journalist be a blogger? Lemann, Dean of Columbia Journalism School and new media critic, answers the question.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing magazines online? What does the future of magazines look like? James Michaels, Editor of Forbes Magazine, and Mike Edelhart, President and CEO of Zinio Systems, Inc., discuss.
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