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Older Americans have the AARP. Gun owners have the NRA. But one of the biggest swaths of our population has very little political power. Read more....

Information overload can be a problem

We’ve suffered from information overload for years. But Wall Street Journal social media editor Sarah Marshall sees a future with a finishable news experience. Read More...

Clay Shirky

Technology theorist Clay Shirky has been studying the Internet since before most of us had email. He says a number of industries - from the media to higher education - need to shape up, or prepare for extinction. Read More...

Creme Brulee

Food journalism isn't all filet mignon and creme brulee recipes. Ruth Reichl, former NY Times food critic and Gourmet editor, talks Twitter, blogs, and the value of sitting down for meals. Read More...

President Barack Obama

Does the rise of technology signal the end of "big?" Nicco Mele, author of "The End of Big," says "big" institutions - from big politics to big media – better start worrying. Read more…

Think about those emails you get every minute, the texts constantly vibrating in your pocket, a news cycle that never ends. In his book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff offers up an arresting theory about how living in this brave new world changes us.

Media Reporter Brian Stelter On The Future Of TV

What was the last television show your friends, family, or coworkers were buzzing about? Chances are, it wasn't on regular cable television. Brian Stelter, media reporter at the New York Times and author of Top of the Morning, says innovations in television programming and delivery may soon pull the plug on cable as we know it. If you've ever recoiled in horror at the sight of a hefty cable bill, you're not alone - and you may have other options. Companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon have introduced devices that stream content directly from the Internet to your television, bypassing cable altogether. "They're putting Trojan horses in our living rooms," says Stelter, who says such devices could cut in on cable's sizable audience.

My Perceptive Radio

You may know your playlists like the back of your hand, but what if your playlists also knew you? Tony Churnside, media technologist at the BBC, says the notion is not so far fetched.   He and his team have developed a radio that is fully flexible to your wants and needs - including adapting its coverage depending on where you are and what you like.

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