This week in PopTech: Big stories, big news
Friday, February 18, 2011 UTC|
There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.
- The unveiling of annual valentines from renowned typographer Marian Bantjes (PopTech 2008) is always a treat. This year is no exception.
- Reihan Salam (PopTech 2009) has a new gig writing about politics at The Daily, a recently launched tablet-native national news brand published exclusively on the iPad.
- Tuesday was the début of The Big Story, a new monthly series featuring New Yorker writers and editors. Every month the The Big Story will chose one story from the magazine and present a live discussion of it in New York City. The first installment featured David Remnick interviewing Malcolm Gladwell (PopTech 2004, 2008) about his recent piece on college rankings.
- Josh Nesbit (Social Innovation Fellow 2009) was featured as part of ABC News’ “Be the Change: Save a Life” initiative, a year-long series of broadcast and digital coverage focusing on global health issues. Nesbit co-founded FrontlineSMS:Medic and HopePhones to bring the innovative use of mobile phones for healthcare to the developing world. We also spotted Ken Banks (Social Innovation Fellow 2008), and the artwork of Chris Jordan (PopTech 2007, 2009).
- Finally, congratulations to PopTech board member John Legend (PopTech 2007, 2010) on 3 Grammy wins last Sunday!
Image: Marian Bantjes
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