July 18, 2000
Associate Editorial Page Editor
Atlanta Journal and Constitution
The biggest social challenge of the next 20 years will be to "civilize"
the new technologies now coming on line. The Internet, the computer,
biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and other powerful new tools
all have to be adapted to preserve human values such as privacy and
economic and social equity. Jay Bookman, Associate Editorial Page Editor
at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will share insights on the potential
impacts of future computing technology, based on his outstanding series
of articles "The Human, Wired" which were published last spring.
Jay Bookman is associate editorial page editor of The Atlanta Constitution,
specializing in state politics and environmental and technology-related
issues. He also writes a regular column on urban-growth and development
Bookman has twice been recognized as the nation's outstanding editorial
writer, and is also a past winner of the annual Eugene Pulliam Fellowship,
sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Bookman is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with degrees
in history and journalism. He has lived in Atlanta since 1990, and previously
worked for newspapers in Washington state, Nevada and Massachusetts.
He is married with two daughters.
July 18, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.
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