In this episode Scott Rosenberg discusses two of his books. Say Everything (2009) is a history of blogging, and Dreaming in Code (2006) is an inside account of the Chandler project. He also talks about his latest project, MediaBugs, a Knight Foundation-funded effort to crowd-source the correction of errors in newspapers.
Scott Rosenberg is a cofounder of Salon.com and author of "Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters" (2009) and "Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest For Transcendent Software" (2007). Today he works as founder and director of MediaBugs.org, a service for reporting errors in media coverage. He also blogs at Wordyard.com and can be found on Twitter as @scottros.
At Salon, Scott served as technology editor and, from 1999 to 2004, as managing editor and vice president for editorial operations. He also started the Salon Blogs program in 2002 and began his own blog as part of it. Before leaving Salon in 2007, he conceived and prototyped the Open Salon blogging community.
Before Salon he wrote on theater, movies, and technology for the San Francisco Examiner for a decade and was honored with the George Jean Nathan Award for his reviews. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, and many other publications. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and two sons.
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