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Episode One: Turning the media inside out

Join us on Sunday, January 22nd at 11am for our first episode!

ReCivilization is a five-part series that examines some of the the biggest challenges facing our world. It charts a path to the future enabled by the revolutions underway in communications, innovation and learning in this new, post-industrial, digital age. Celebrated Canadian author and thinker Don Tapscott guides us along this path with some of the most prominent minds in education, government, industry, the media, science, and health and medicine -- along with the pioneers who are collaborating to create a new era of networked intelligence.

In the first installment of ReCivilization, Don looks at the media and how the industrial-age model of mass production is giving way to new, collaborative and citizen journalism, enabled by the web. Under the old model, newspapers and broadcasters delivered the news to passive listeners and readers; in this new, digital age, anyone can be a publisher or a broadcaster - and traditional media is being forced to adapt. The episode also introduces Anthony D. Williams, Don's longtime collaborator and a regular contributor to the series.




Featured guests:
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee,  inventor of the World Wide Web, on its impact and future.

Sue Gardner,  Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, on Wikipedia and collaborative journalism.

Alan Rusbridger,  Editor of Britain's Guardian, on the future of the newspaper.

Leo Laporte, founder of TWiT TV, an entirely online network.


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