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Six conversations about the internet’s past decade and the coming one

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The Paley Center for Media

25 W. 52nd St.

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Forward and back: Six conversations about the internet’s past decade and the coming one


The social web was born 10 years ago with the unveiling of the first iPhone, Twitter’s debut at SXSW, Facebook growth beyond college dorms, and the first Presidential debate on YouTube. Also in 2007 Knight Foundation announced the winners of the first Knight News Challenge, which sought to find and support bold experiments that use the digital world to connect people to the real world. We carried a sense of optimism about the potential for technology to make the world a better place. Today, that early sense of optimism has faded as concerns about bullying, false information and the loss of the public square have risen.

To explore what we’ve learned about the internet over the past decade and what we might expect in 2027, we’ve invited 13 entrepreneurs, journalists and scholars for an afternoon of dialogue. We hope you can join us.


  • Sally Buzbee, AP and Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter
  • Eric Gundersen, Mapbox and Nancy Lublin, Crisis Text Line
  • Katherine Maher, Wikimedia Foundation and Tony Marx, New York Public Library
  • Jennifer Pahlka, Code for America and Paul Steiger, ProPublica
  • Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University and Ethan Zuckerman, Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab
  • Tristan Harris and Laura Weidman Powers, Code2040


In addition, Susan Crawford of Harvard Law School and Cardozo Law School will give a keynote on the state of the internet.

The Paley Center for Media
25 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019


Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
1-1:30 p.m. - Registration
1:30-5:30 p.m. - Program
Cocktail reception will follow.




If you have any questions please email Jackie Olivas-Sison at olivas-sison@knightfoundation.org


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