In 2020 there were a tremendous number of tips that came to newsrooms directly from whistleblowers. From the FinCen files, Trump’s taxes, continued revelations of sexual harrasment, discrimination and unequitable treatment within organizations, and many in the healthcare fields speaking up. But, how can a newsroom make sure that they are the one that a
Earlier this month Alley Interactive co-hosted a book party for Columbia professor Tim Wu’s new book The Attention Merchants in San Francisco. Automattic held the event at their SOMA headquarters and our co-hosts included Bloomberg Beta, Jenny 8. Lee, Elizabeth Stark, and Tim Hwang.
Fred Beneson, the admissions manager at Y Combinator, interviewed Tim Wu onstage for an off-the-record chat about his motivation for writing the book and thoughts on the attention economy. After the interview, Tim signed copies of the book for the 300-person audience.
Thanks to Automattic, Bloomberg Beta, Jenny 8. Lee, Elizabeth Stark, Tim Hwang, Fred Beneson, and Tim Wu for the excellent and thought-provoking evening.