Cronkite Events

This is a schedule of events sponsored by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

For more information, contact Beth Nakamura at 602.496.7845 or

Hacking + Activism: Aaron Swartz, Anonymous and the Ethics of Digital Community
Feb. 11, 2013
10:30 a.m. – noon

A conversation with author and activist Cory Doctorow

The recent prosecution and suicide of digital innovator and activist Aaron Swartz and the increasingly public actions of the hacker collective Anonymous have brought unprecedented attention to the role of hacktivism in our digital world. Is hacking an effective form of activism? Where do we draw the line between ethical protest and destructive radicalism online? What rights and responsibilities do we have as citizens in an increasingly corporatized digital world? Join author and activist Cory Doctorow and a panel of experts including Ed Finn, director of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination, and Dawn Gilpin, assistant professor at the Cronkite School, to discuss the future of privacy, civic unrest and collective action.


First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004