Dave Pell, 826 Valencia board member and author of the NextDraft daily e-newsletter, and Phil Bronstein, executive chair of the board for the Center for Investigative Reporting, will discuss “Technology, News and Distraction: What Does it All Mean?” on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley.
The presentation on technology and its impact on our daily lives is the JCC East Bay’s 2014 Mensch Society Lecture. The Mensch Society comprises donors to JCC East Bay.
NextDraft is a curated daily e-mail featuring Pell’s humorous take on the day’s news. A Bay Area resident, Pell describes himself as “a curation savant. Each morning I visit about 50 news sites and from that swirling nightmare of information quicksand, I pluck the top 10 most fascinating items of the day, which I deliver with a fast, pithy wit.” Pell is the son of Holocaust survivors, and brings his Jewish upbringing and perspective to his witty and poignant analysis.
Writer Alex Wright, former director of user experience and product research at The New York Times, calls NextDraft “smart, insightful commentary with just the right dose of snark. Day in and day out, Dave delivers.”
Bronstein, before working at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, served as senior ice president and executive editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and was nominated as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a reporter.
The conversation will be followed by a dessert reception. Tickets for the evening are $15 general admission and $12 for Mensch Society donors, JCC East Bay members, seniors and students. To buy tickets, visit www.jcceastbay.org. For a chance to win two free tickets, post a question for Pell and Bronstein on the JCC East Bay’s Facebook page by Jan. 19.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, California 94709
Contact: Andy Muchin
Phone: 510-848-0237 x118
$12 members, seniors, students, Mensch Society donors │ $15 general
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