(R)evolution: CBSNews.com Editor-in-Chief Dan Farber on the Future of News

Welcome to the (R)evolution, a new series that connects you to the people, trends, and ideas defining the future of business, marketing, and media.

In a world where news no longer breaks, it Tweets, information finds us, because we expect it to.

Dan Farber is someone whom I respect and admire and he’s also someone I have the privilege to call a friend. Farber is the Editor-in-Chief of CBSNews.com and is one of the brightest minds in journalism, possessing a firm grasp on the intersection of technology, human behavior, and the business of news.

He joins me on Episode 10 of (R)evolution to explore the real-time media landscape and the 3C’s of information commerce. He shares his vision on how the business of media must now reinvent the design and distribution of information to connect with people when, where, and how their attention is focused.

News media are desperately trying to close the gap between events, when they appear on Twitter (TNN) and when we start to see official reports. We are the architects of our own social experiences and the content that flows through our stream is defined by our connections. Even though our Social and Interest Graphs are unique, news still makes its way to our stream. I call this the information divide and the pursuit of fact-first news and social media reduce the gap and improve opportunities for leadership.

The emergence of social and interest graphs change everything and now have us competing not only for attention, but also for the moment. People are now an essential part of the dissemination of content and must be factored into every step of the news cycle.


Andrew Landini, Producer, Director
Adam Eckenfelder, Audio Tech/Re-Recording Mixing


CBSNews.com Studios, New York

Past Episodes:

1: Empowered with Josh Bernoff
2: Silicon Valley vs. The World with Sarah Lacy
3: Rick Bakas on Social Media, Wine and Community
4: Charlene Li on Open Leadership
5: Michael Fertik on Privacy and Social Networks
6: Philip Kaplan on Social Commerce and Influence
7: Scott Monty Steers Ford to Social Relevance
8: Frank Eliason on the Social Business and Customer Service
9: Mark Burnett on Storytelling

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog, BrianSolis.com, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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