Role of Technology in Public Service

Role of Technology in Public Service

Bob Cohn

10.25.2006

Bob Cohn

Bob Cohn currently serves as the editorial director of The Atlantic’s website. Previously, Cohn served as executive editor of Wired Magazine from August 2001 to November 2008 Cohn began his journalism career at Newsweek, covering George H.W. Bush’s administration as a legal affairs correspondent, focusing on the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and the FBI. He also served as the magazine’s White House correspondent, covering the Clinton administration from 1993 to early 1996. After leaving Newsweek, Cohn worked at the Stanford magazine, one of the best university magazines in the nation, and at the Industry Standard, a business newsweekly covering the Internet economy. A graduate of Stanford, Cohn earned a Master’s degree in the Study of Law from Yale Law School.

Bob Cohn discuss how technology has changed avenues of public service, removing filters from information that was previously fed to the public through traditional media like newspapers and TV news. Cohn, technology has changed avenues of public service, removing filters from information that was previously fed to the public through traditional media like newspapers and TV news. User-generated content like YouTube and Wikipedia are the best examples. Cohn also discusses how Web sites like Craigslist, which allows users to post classified ads online for free, have drastically decreased the profits of newspapers across the country. The new role of user-driven technology has caused well-known media companies such as Google, Yahoo and Fox to adjust their strategies accordingly.