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Monday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Why Didn't a Tech Journalist Break PRISM?

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The tech story of 2013 – the PRISM revelations and their fallout – wasn't broken by technology journalists. Why was that? Are most tech reporters too wrapped up in simple tasks like rewriting press releases about new apps and reviewing the latest hit smartphone to bother investigating real scandals?
Do the economics of modern media mean that tech reporting has become far too light and frothy? We talk to a panel of journalists to find out.
Recode's Kara Swisher has been reporting on technology since 1997 and has seen the way the Web has transformed journalism and Alexia Tsotsis is a 'digital native' journalist making waves at TechCrunch.
Together with The Next Web's Martin Bryant as moderator, they'll explore whether today's tech journalism could do with a serious injection of depth.

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Martin Bryant

Editor-in-ChiefThe Next WebWith a particular interest in European startups, apps and the constant evolution of digital media, Martin Bryant is Managing Editor at The Next Web.
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Kara Swisher

Co-Exec EditorAll Things DigitalKara Swisher started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column BoomTown originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com. Previously, Ms. Swisher covered... Read More →
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Alexia Tsotsis


Monday March 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD

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