Monday, June 02, 2008
Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?
So it's "Internet Week '08" here in New York City (hold your applause, please).
Beginning tomorrow and continuing through next Tuesday, various seminars, events, cocktail parties and meet-and-greets will be held at different locations around the city. The basic idea is to give the nation's technological and media bigshots the chance to come together and discuss how to intelligently adapt to the digital world and best use the internet to make a crapload of money. But it'll also give the scrappy movers and shakers among new media -- of which I can now count myself a member -- the chance to rub elbows with the Illuminatian elite of the corporate media. It promises to be an interesting confluence of ideas and cultures, if not the sort of overwhelming boon to the city's prostitution industry that last month's annual Fleet Week was.
Needless to say, I'm totally signed-on for the open bar events.
That's not why I'm mentioning any of this, however.
No, I bring this up because one of the first seminars scheduled for the week is a breakfast panel focusing on the impact of the internet on journalism and vice versa.
It's entitled "Time Warner's Conversations on the Circle: News & Politics."
It's being held at the Time Warner Center, home of none other than CNN -- in fact, it's moderated by CNN's Washington Bureau Chief, Dave Bohrman.
And guess who just registered for it.
(Why the picture? Because if you know who Spacey's character is and what he's saying right there, it's just perfect.)