“Geeks Bearing Gifts” Now Available on Audible

CUNY author Jeff Jarvis’ critically acclaimed book, “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News,” is now available as an audiobook on Amazon’s Audible.com. Host, like author, is lower case in that usage.

The book, which examines the evolving landscape of journalism and mass media and possible ways to help save the soul of the industry, has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Throughout the book, Jarvis offers his own take on what’s wrong with the journalism standards of top media providers who prioritize page views and clicks over serving the public.

Jarvis argues that journalism should be viewed as a service, and that advocacy journalism is the future.

“Content fills things. Services accomplish things,” Jarvis told TV host Jorge Ramos earlier this year on Ramos’ web TV show, “America with Jorge Ramos.” “We have to shift this idea of seeing the world as a mass, all the same. We start seeing the individual and communities that exist in our communities.”

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Jarvis is regarded as a leading voice on the evolution of journalism and mass media. He is often quoted in the New York Times and elsewhere, is a frequent speaker at major journalism and technology conferences, and has made recent appearances on Bloomberg Markets and Fusion.com.