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Ezra Cornell built the first overhead telegraph line from Washington to Baltimore on which Samuel Morse percussively tapped the phrase "What hath God wrought?" Cornell made a fortune from that technology - but what has been wrought by technological shifts in our own time in the worlds of media and journalism?
A panel of Cornell journalists from some of the nation's leading news organizations dissect the news ecosystem and how we make sense of the world around us. Part of Cornell's sesquicentennial celebration, April 24-27, 2015.
Panelists: Jeremy Schaap '91, ESPN host and correspondent, and author of "Triumph: the Untold Story of Jesse Owens"; Farhad Manjoo '00, New York Times technology columnist and author of "True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society"; Vivian Schiller '83, former president and CEO of National Public Radio, and former head of news and journalism partnerships at Twitter; and David Folkenflik '91, NPR media correspondent and author of "Murdoch's World: Last of the Old Media Empires."