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Lecture series—Lee Rainie


Smithsonian Institution Libraries presents

Lee Rainie

"How to Survive in the New Media Ecology"

December 11, 2009


Smithsonian Ripley Center

Lecture Hall, Room 3027

1100 Jefferson Drive, SW

Washington, DC 20024

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. Since December 1999, the Washington D.C. research center has examined how people’s internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic and political life, and work places.

The Project has issued more than 200 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the Internet’s role in their lives. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free.

Rainie is a co-author of Up for Grabs, Hopes and Fears, and Ubiquity, Mobility, Security. All are based on Project surveys about the future of the Internet. He is also writing a book entitled Networked: The New Social Operating System with sociologist Barry Wellman about the social impact of the Internet and cell phones for MIT Press.

Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.

This lecture will be webcast live—stay tuned for further details!—Liz O'Brien

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