The Snowden Effect with expert NYU Prof. Jay Rosen

When: September 19th @ 7:30pm

Where: Fairleigh Dickinson University - Dickinson Hall, 140 University Plaza (Wilson Auditorium), off Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack

Since early June, one revelation after another has come from the leaked files of the former intelligence worker, Edward Snowden. They show that the U.S. government is tracking almost all phone calls, collecting a huge portion of internet traffic, and forcing technology companies to cooperate in surveillance. Snowden's revelations have provoked a huge debate and forced Congress to ask itself: did we really authorize this?

Tensions between the government and the press are rising. Journalists are arguing with each other over what is appropriate to report. The debate has gone global as other countries learn about the extent of the surveillance. The Guardian, which broke the story, is now collaborating with the New York Times, after the British government forced the Guardian editors to destroy hard drives containing the Snowden materials. Where is all this heading?

Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at New York University, has been writing about the Snowden effect at his blog, PressThink. He thinks the media and the surveillance state are on a collision course and will explain why.

Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. From 1999 to 2004 he was chair of the department. He is the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism's ordeals in the age of the Web, which he launched in 2003. In 1999, Yale University Press published his book, What Are Journalists For, which was about the rise of the civic journalism movement. Rosen has a Ph.D in media studies from NYU. He writes and speaks frequently about new media and the predicament of the press in a time of rapid transformation.

September 19, 2013 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Fairleigh Dickinson University
140 University Plz
Dickinson Hall (Wilson Auditorium)
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States
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