And The (Tech) Beat Goes On

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In the past few years, coverage of Silicon Valley in the press has shifted away from techno-utopian boosterism towards increasingly critical analysis. On this week’s episode, we hear some advice from the New York Times‘ John Herrman about covering big tech platforms, and then Emily and Heather are joined by the Times’ Amanda Hess to discuss her experiences writing about the internet as both a reporter and a critic.

Reading List:

  • Watch Amanda Hess’ video series Internetting to effortlessly catch up on the most important Internet culture news
  • Read John Herrman on the “Momo” phenomenon and why it says more about adults’ alienation from their children than any real threat
  • Listen to this interview with Wired editor Nick Thompson on an episode of Recode Media