BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Date iCal v2.14-dev//NONSGML iCalcreator 2.18// METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20141102T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20150308T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20160703T061358Z CREATED:20131022T212547Z DESCRIPTION:Note: Any updates to this event, such as changes to the date o r location, will NOT be reflected in this calendar appointment. For the most current event information for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities an d Social Sciences, please visit\n\nSeries: Big Thinking\n\nAssociation: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sci ences\n\nAccess Level: General public\n\nDescription: News magazines are d ead, daily newspapers are dying, and most veteran journalists spend the ir days hoping to be bought up by an internet billionaire or offered a jo b at a foundation. Investigative journalism has weakened, local journali sm has lost its edge, and the hot Internet outlets are either stealing e veryone else's work, or cobbling together random GIFs and listicles. And social media, don't get me started. It looks bad, doesn't it? In fact\ , the state of journalism has never been better. Big data has enabled rem arkable investigations and visualizations. Low barriers to entry have ope ned journalism to all kinds of eccentrics and obsessives who never could have contributed a generation ago. Social media has created a virtuous cyc le, spreading the best journalism fastest and quickly correcting mistake s. If you care about citizens knowing more, knowing it faster, and know ing it more accurately, then this is the golden age of journalism. David Plotz is the Editor in Chief of Slate and one of the hosts of the Slate Political Gabfest. Before taking over the magazine in 2008, Plotz was Sl ate’s deputy editor, Washington editor, and political correspondent. Wh ile he has been editor, Slate has won two National Magazine Awards (one f or General Excellence) and been nominated for 12 National Magazine Award s. Plotz worked as senior editor and staff writer for the Washington City Paper, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Rol ling Stone, GQ, the New Republic, and the Washington Post, among othe r publications. He is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious Histo ry of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and, most recently, Good Book: The Biz arre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learne d When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, based on his 'Blogging the Bible' series for Slate. See here for additional information about David Plotz, compiled by Brock University Library. Breakfast is served. In Eng lish. Simultaneous interpretation available via cell phone. The video of t he Big Thinking lecture is now available below:\n\nBig Thinking supporting sponsors:\n\n\n\n Big Thinking The Big Thinking lecture series is held thr oughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. This series brings together leading scholars and public figures who can p resent forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical qu estions and issues of our time. The 2014 Big Thinking lecture series is o rganized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Bro ck University. See the complete list of Big Thinking lectures... DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140527T074500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140527T085500 LAST-MODIFIED:20140527T230434Z LOCATION:Welch Hall - David S. Howes Theatre SUMMARY:Fast, cheap, and out of control: How the Internet has made journa lism better than it's ever been (David Plotz) URL;TYPE=URI: ol-how-internet-has-made-journalism-better-its-ever-been END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR