M T Fahey

Old video (2009): Clay Shirky on the future of accountability journalism

In General on May 4, 2011 at 8:44 am

Great informal talk by Clay Shirky at the Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

“So I have no idea how long this transition will take. But I don’t think that some degree of failure and decay is avoidable. I think our goal should be to minimize the depth of that trough, to constrain that trough to the areas we can constrain it to, and to hasten its end. But I don’t think we can get away with a simple and rapid alternative to what we enjoyed in the 20th century — in part because the accidents that held that landscape together in the 20th century were so crazily contingent.”

Or the complete transcript

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