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Technologies and Emerging Democracies: Building a Better Gatekeeper

Technologies and Emerging Democracies: Building a Better Gatekeeper

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Soap Box. Don't forsake The New York Times for online media, instructs Ethan Zuckerman, because newspapers provide opportunities for learning about the world largely unavailable in the digital kingdom. Zuckerman points in particular to the "serendipity box" -- that intensely local or exotic piece that often grabs attention at the bottom of the front page. This "juicy bait on a hook," as he calls it, often leads to an in-depth, fascinating report about a culture or perspective far removed from most Americans'. At a time when the world has become connected by infrastructure of all kinds, it behooves Americans to take a closer look at our neighbors, especially those in developing nations. But capturing people's attention on these matters, says... Show More

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