Sharon Duke Estroff saw the increasing prevalence of social media in her children’s lives, but she didn’t quite know all of the pros and cons that came with a digital presence.
Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate magazine, is packed and moving to Jerusalem. She and her husband decided to take a sabbatical year with their two young sons, thanks in part to Chautauqua.
Last year, Lithwick –– who writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for Slate –– gave a speech about women justices in the Supreme Court and how they were changing the way the Court looks at the world. She enjoyed the speech enough to write a book on the topic.
She will speak about privacy, surveillance and the media at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the Amphitheater as part of the morning lecture series for Week Six’s theme, “Digital Identity.”
Social media has helped shape democracy by providing people with the means of communication to gain more access to information.
“I think it is good for democracy, because the tools of communication are in so many more people’s hands,” said Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer at NBC News, during Tuesday’s morning lecture.
Schiller and David Folkenflik, who served as moderator and is NPR’s media correspondent, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing digital and social media at the Amphitheater for Week Six, themed “Digital Identity.”