Interview with WBTA of Batavia will air Friday

I just recorded an interview with Dan Fischer of WBTA Radio (AM 1490) in Batavia, N.Y., and Howard Owens, publisher of The Batavian, that will air a few minutes after 9 a.m. on Friday. The show is called “Main and Center.” It was a lot of fun, and if you’re interested, you can tune in here.

I’ll be reading and signing on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Present Tense Books, located in Batavia at 101 Washington Ave.

Upcoming media appearances

I’m scheduled to talk about “The Wired City” on “Greater Boston” (WGBH-TV, Channel 2) with Emily Rooney today at 7 p.m., though I’m told I may get bumped for breaking news. I’ll update this if necessary.

Tomorrow at 1 p.m. I’ll be a guest on “Boston Public Radio” with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan (WGBH Radio, 89.7 FM) to talk about “The Wired City” and to unveil a collaboration I’ve been working on with ’GBH. Exciting stuff! Hope you can tune in.

Book notes and upcoming appearances

Christine Stuart and me at last Thursday’s book event in New Haven. Stuart, who runs the online news service CT News Junkie along with her husband, Doug Hardy, was the first person I interviewed for “The Wired City.”

Christine Stuart and me at last Thursday’s book event in New Haven. Stuart, who runs the online news service CT News Junkie along with her husband, Doug Hardy, was the first person I interviewed for “The Wired City.”

Many thanks to Paul Bass, editor and publisher of the New Haven Independent, and Will Baker, director of the Institute Library, for a terrific event for “The Wired City” last Thursday. It was great to catch up with folks I hadn’t seen in quite a while and to meet new people. The Independent’s Thomas MacMillan covered the event here; the New Haven Register’s Randall Beach and Melanie Stengel here.

Closer to home, Will Broaddus of The Salem News interviewed me last week for his book column.

I’ve got three events coming up during the next week that you might be interested in.

• On Wednesday at 6 p.m. I’ll be part of a panel that will discuss the New England premiere of “Corporate FM: The Killing of Local Commercial Radio,” directed by Kevin McKinney. It’s not cheap, but it’s for a good cause: The event will benefit WHAV Radio, an independent online-only radio station based in Haverhill. The screening will take place at Chunky’s Cinema Pub, 371 Lowell Ave., Haverhill. You can find out more here.

• On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be doing an event for “The Wired City” at the Globe Lab, which works on new technology projects for The Boston Globe. The lab is located at the Globe, which is at 135 Morrissey Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

• Next Monday, June 24, I’ll be sitting down with Emily Rooney to talk about “The Wired City” on “Greater Boston,” on WGBH-TV (Channel 2).

Photo by Thomas MacMillan for the New Haven Independent.

Upcoming appearances in Connecticut

The New Haven Independent previews my appearance at the Institute Library on June 13, writing:

Starting today, you can read not only the Independent — but a book about the Independent, and other experiments around the country to reinvent local journalism online….

It was a pleasure for us at the Independent to spend time with Dan Kennedy and watch him produce a book with such depth, intelligence, heart, independent distance, and fairness. It left us optimistic about the future of book publishing.

Also, on Monday at 9 a.m. I’ll be appearing on “Where We Live” on WNPR, Connecticut’s public radio network, with host John Dankosky and Independent editor and publisher Paul Bass.

Talking about “The Wired City” this Monday

Update II: We’ve been moved to Monday, June 3, at 9 a.m. Please tune in.

Update: We got postponed to clear time for ongoing coverage of the Connecticut train crash.

I’ll be doing my first major media event for “The Wired City” on Monday, May 20, at 9 a.m., when I’ll be a guest on Connecticut Public Radio’s “Where We Live,” hosted by John Dankosky.

Joining me will be Paul Bass, the founder and editor of the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit online-only news site that is the main subject of my book.

If you’re interested, you can listen live online or grab a podcast.