CBC Search Engine's Jesse Brown finds Third Tuesday Toronto

  • June 17, 2008 · 6:00 PM
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Jesse Brown is the host and one of the producers of the CBC Radio One show Search Engine. A journalist and humourist, Jesse has worked in many different forms of media, including print, television, and radio. Since its launch in September, 2007, Search Engine has won praise from followers of Internet culture, in Canada and worldwide, and has attracted a thriving, engaged community of listeners with an interest in the social, political, and cultural impact of technology. Designed as a collaborative, open source radio show, Jesse and his colleagues at Search Engine utilize the show's blog to communicate and collaborate with listeners. The radio stories feed off of opinions or information gleaned from listener commentary, and feature stories on the show typically spill over into healthy, sometimes heated discussion in the blog comments. Jesse also openly encourages listeners to suggest improvements and changes to the show itself, and continues to tune the show format based on listener feedback. Jesse broke into media at the age of 17 by founding a city-wide underground student newspaper. He was honoured by Ryerson University with their Udo award, ?for noteworthy contributions to the field of Journalism,? and remains the youngest recipient in the award?s history. His radio program The Contrarians ran as a summer replacement series on CBC Radio One. His satirical column The Experiment ran for two years in Saturday Night Magazine and won a National Magazine Award for Humour. Come out and hear Jesse speak about the ideas behind Search Engine, the power of the community, and the future of open source broadcasting. Once again, we're thankful to our sponsor, CNW Group, whose financial support makes it possible to run Third Tuesdays in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal as FREE events. Thank you to CNW for supporting the Canadian social media community.

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  • Joseph T.

    Jesse was a great speaker. Lots of smart questions from the crowd. Fionn McCool's let us down by relocating us from the private room into the open bar area. Too much background noise.

    July 5, 2008

  • Riannon

    - very interesting POV
    - highly enjoyable
    - well moderated
    - a bit crowded and awkward
    - started late

    June 26, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jesse was an excellent and engaging speaker!

    June 19, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jesse Brown was engaging and well-spoken on the key topics. A delight and happy to be listening to his podcasts! Thanks TTT for having him!

    June 18, 2008

  • john d.

    Jesse is dragging the CBC kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

    June 18, 2008

  • Sarah

    Interesting. I'll have to start listening to his podcasts.

    June 18, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    An broad assortment of engaging topics were touched on that left the audience wanting more and certainly following up on their own at home.

    June 18, 2008

  • Dave F.

    Excellent event. Didn't learn as much as I did in some previous events - this one was more anecdotal - but still interesting, and the crowd added hugely as always.

    June 18, 2008

  • Michael O'Connor C.

    Sorry the space they moved us into was a little sucky. It wasn't entirely conducive to the usual, conversational vibe - but at least there were more seats. Personally, I thought Jesse Brown was terrific, but I'm painfully conscious of the fact that - as a fan - I didn't really ask any hard-edged questions. Could have dug deeper.

    June 17, 2008

  • Patrick G.

    Jesse Brown was very good. He was informative, articulate funny and entertaining. I look forward to listening to his radio show on thursday.

    June 17, 2008

  • Andrey T.

    It's good if you like his program or this subject.

    June 17, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jesse was great. I think the hosting could have been done a bit better, but in general I had fun.

    June 17, 2008

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