Is the Blogosphere the Death of the Mainstream Media?

Featuring George Gilder, Senior Fellow

The world that George Gilder envisioned in his provocative book Life After Television (Norton, 1990) has nearly arrived — more than a decade and a half behind schedule. Nowhere is that more evident than in the growth of the ‘blogosphere’ which threatens to overthrow the influence of the mass media by providing consumers with an endless supply of unfiltered news and analysis. How did this happen? What are the consequences? And why did it take so long?

These questions and others will undoubtedly be asked as key Congressional committees consider updating the Communications Act. The decisions made in the next year will be critical — not only to the future of the media — but, indeed, to America’s competitiveness in global technology. We invite you to join George Gilder and Hance Haney as they answer these important questions — and yours.

The event, part of our McNaughton Fellows and ‘Tech Talk’ lecture series, will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Discovery’s headquarters, located at 1511 Third Avenue, Suite 808 in downtown Seattle. Cost to attend is $20 and includes a selection of regional wines and cheeses. To register, please contact Annelise Davis by telephone at (206) 292-0401 ext. 153 or by email at

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