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Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

Fast Forward: David Carr And Jill Abramson

This event is now sold out.

WBUR will record this conversation and broadcast it on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Please note that you must be in your seat by 7:55 p.m. due to the recording. 

Newspapers. Magazines. Books. Videos. Podcasts. The Web. Can you relate to what David Carr describes as the paradox of too much choice?

Carr, the media and culture critic for The New York Times and the newly minted Andrew R. Lack Professor in the Boston University College of Communication, has the same problem that many of us do: too much media, too little time. How do we choose from all these options? And how do we ensure the strength of traditional journalism while embracing the irresistible new array of content at our fingertips?

David Carr on black backdropDavid Carr and his guest, former Times executive editor Jill Abramson, will discuss all this and more in a fascinating, free look at the new media landscape – what Carr describes as the “present future,” when the production and distribution of media is in constant flux, with both good and bad results for all of us. Presented in partnership with Boston University, College of Communication, WBUR’s “Fast Forward: David Carr Talks With Jill Abramson” takes place Monday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Tsai Performance Center on the BU campus.

For both journalists and the rest of us, their conversation promises to be a lively, fast-paced and provocative look at the rapidly changing world of media. They’ll be introduced by Jeremy Hobson, co-host of Here & Now on WBUR and NPR, who will also moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience. Questions can be submitted in advance to events@wbur.org or on Twitter @LouiseWBUR.

“Fast Forward: David Carr Talks With Jill Abramson” is the first in a series of WBUR events looking at what lies ahead in culture and public life. It also marks the first public appearance for Carr and Abramson in their new roles as professors. And it’s free, but registration is required.

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