The 52nd annual Carlos McClatchy Symposium took place on Friday evening at the Bechtel Conference Center. The annual event, which aims to evaluate the role and performance of journalism and mass media within democracy, focused on “Virtual Reality, Real Implications” this year and addressed issues ranging from the future of virtual reality (VR) technology to net neutrality.
Super Tuesday columnists Johnathan Bowes ’15 and Aimee Trujillo ’15 take on net neutrality. While there is a broad consensus that the Internet must remain impartial, the two disagree on the political solution. Trujillo supports government regulations like those placed on telecommunications companies. Bowes, in contrast, argues that we should use our economic vote against the manipulative ISPs and turn instead to encouraging new ISP start ups.
Stanford economists and Graduate School of Business professors Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom M.S. ’78 Ph.D. ’79 were awarded the Golden Goose Award for their work applying game theory to telecommunication networks and marketplaces in the United States.