Wednesday, February 2nd


The Future of Music Journalism: Computer or Curator?

Critics and tastemakers have been talking about, reviewing, and exposing music to the masses for generations. With the advent of sophisticated algorithms, computer programs such as Pandora and Apple Genius are now suggesting new or unusual music for listeners.

Our panelists debate “algorithms and blues” — whether technology has freed listeners from music journalists — or made them more valuable than ever.

Tim Westergren, Founder, Pandora
Doug Brod, Editor-in-Chief, Spin
Joel Selvin, Senior Pop Music Critic, San Francisco Chronicle
Niema Jordan, Executive Editor, 38th Notes

Moderated by Ben Manilla, lecturer at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


The Graduate School of Journalism


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