January 13, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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A Discussion of Tim Wu’s The Master Switch led by Joe Turow and Peter Decherney
The first two meetings of the Internet and Media Policy lunchtime series will be devoted to an informal discussion of Tim Wu’s book, The Master Switch. The book surveys the history of American telecommunications and media industries. The discussion will focus on Wu’s methodology, his use of history, and his recommendations for the future.
On January 13th, we will discuss the chapters on the telephone system and the film and television industries (parts 1-4).
Faculty and graduate students from Penn and surrounding schools are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP and read the relevant chapters before each meeting. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.