Gloucester City Hall
The News Revolution
Nationally syndicated radio commentator Christopher Lydon and Columbia University student and producer Kunal Jasty will explore the growing gulf in how the older and younger generations keep up with our rapidly changing world. “There’s a good public conversation to be had between the newspaper and the digital generations about what we need to know and where to find it,” says Lydon, who has been called “the last newspaper guy and the first podcaster” for his innovative use of new media.
Christopher Lydon covered politics as a reporter for the Boston Globe and the New York Times in the 1970s, hosted the Ten O’Clock News on WGBH-TV in the 1980s, and cofounded and hosted “The Connection” on WBUR in the 1990s. In 2003, he began recording interviews on blogging and politics and posting them as MP3 files, an event credited with sparking the growth of podcasting. Lydon returned to radio in 2005 on WGBH with “Open Source,” a blog and podcast on international issues. Last January “Open Source with Christopher Lydon” was picked up by WBUR-FM, and now runs on Thursday evenings at 9 p.m.
Kunal Jasty, on leave from Columbia University where he’s a math major, is spending a year at Radio Open Source as a producer. He attended Milton Academy, then the University of Chicago and Columbia before taking a gap year to work with Lydon.
Check out his website: http://radioopensource.org/