Rory O'Connor Author, 'Friends, Followers and the Future'

Rory O'Connor is an author, filmmaker and journalist whose work centers around media and politics. Author of Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media (City Lights, 2012), Shock Jocks: Hate Speech & Talk Radio (AlterNet Books, 2008), and co-author of Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Power from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima (Sierra Club Books, 2011, Second Edition), his broadcast, film and print career has been recognized with a George Orwell Award, a George Polk Award, a Writer's Guild Award, and two Emmys, among other honors.

Co-founder and president of the international media firm Globalvision, Inc, and Board Chair of The Global Center, an affiliated non-profit foundation. O’Connor also writes the “Media Is A Plural’ blog, accessible at www.roryoconnor.org.

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