From Mistakes Were Made

April 16th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized

One shot from yesterday’s Mistakes Were Made 2.0 event. Pictured are: Peter Sachs Collopy, media historian and Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Digital Humanities Program at the University of Southern California, the moderator Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, and Marisa Bowe, the former managing editor or WORD, one of the first and most innovative web magazines.

It was a great event, so don’t miss it next year everyone! Marisa was the best, and I’m not just saying that because she is my friend. She was the only one who didn’t read a prepared speech. It’s not that the speeches that were prepared weren’t good, but you want someone to talk to you, and to talk at least somewhat unscripted. Plus, she’s smart and honest.

I will never forget the advice Steven Levy gave me when I first started writing. “Just be honest. Tell the truth. If you tell the truth everyone will be riveted, because almost no one does.”


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  1. 2 Responses to “From Mistakes Were Made”

  2. By christine on Apr 19, 2016

    Good advice from Steve Levy. He’s right.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Apr 20, 2016

    Yeah, I’ve never forgotten it.

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