Sunday, May 10, 2009

this is cool: my BBC interview

The neatest thing that has happened to me to date was being interviewed and broadcast on BBC radio. I was invited to speak about Rupert Murdoch's intent to begin charging readers to access online content as a result of the blogpost I wrote about this for the Guardian.

My co-interviewee, Joshua Benton, is amazing: Here's his bio, from the Nieman Journalism Lab website:
Joshua Benton is director of the Nieman Journalism Lab. Before spending a year at Harvard as a 2008 Nieman Fellow, he spent 10 years in newspapers, most recently at The Dallas Morning News. His reports on cheating on standardized tests in the Texas public schools led to the permanent shutdown of a school district and won the Philip Meyer Journalism Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has reported from 10 foreign countries, been a Pew Fellow in International Journalism, and three times been a finalist for the Livingston Award for International Reporting. Before Dallas, he was a reporter and rock critic for The Toledo Blade. He is a big nerd who started blogging when Bill Clinton was still president.

Joshua recently uploaded an mp3 of our conversation. You can access it here.

Awesomeness. Extreme awesomeness.

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