On Wednesday, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched “Future of Information: Media, Technology and Democracy,” a yearlong event series on the future of information in communities.
“Accurate, reliable, accessible information is important to how communities work,” said Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “Our goal is to start a conversation.”
Webb is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute.
Ahead of her talk at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Crain’s spoke with Webb about data privacy, local journalism and what we can do right now to make an optimistic version of the future come true.