For the record: tonight at 9pm Eastern I'll be doing a Second Life "Virtually Speaking" show, hosted by Jay Ackroyd, with Jay Rosen of Pressthink and NYU's journalism school. Topic: what the hell has become of the media? Or something of that sort. Program details here. Come on by.
James Fallows is a staff writer at The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.