Journalism Without Journalists

Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 19:38:56 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Possible interview
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Dear Professor Negroponte,

I am a graduate student in the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. I would like to interview you for a Philosophy paper I am writing.

The paper is for a class I am currently taking called the Philosophy of Journalism. The instructions for the paper are fairly open-ended, but the professor wants us to take an "outstanding world personality" and examine that person's ideas and apply them to the press and journalism. (Or examine what that person has said about the press and journalism if he has written on the subject.)

I chose to write my paper on you, not necessarily because you are a great philosopher of journalism, but because your ideas about where communications technology is going and how that will impact many different areas -- including journalism -- have intrigued me.

I have read all of your Wired articles, as well as Stewart Brand's The Media Lab and your Being Digital, so I am fairly familiar with your thinking. But, I thought my paper might be better if I went straight to the source.

If you agree to the interview, I will send you some questions right away. My paper is due July 27, so I do not have a whole lot of time. (This is a summer class and I just got the paper project, or else I would have written you sooner.)

If you do not have time to do the interview, I understand.

Thank you,

Troy Wolverton

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