Speaking in Needham this Sunday

The world tour for “The Wired City” resumes this Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., as I’ll be speaking at the Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave. My topic will be “The Future of the Fourth Estate: The Current State of News Reporting,” which is part of the McIver Lecture Series. If you’re in MetroWest, I hope you’ll consider dropping by.

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Hitting the road

I’ll be doing three events for “The Wired City” during the next week.

All three events are free and open to the public.

Prince Lobel to host reading

With Labor Day behind us and the unofficial new year under way, I want to announce a special event for “The Wired City” that’s coming up in a few weeks.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., I’ll be having a reading and signing at Prince Lobel, a Boston law firm with a strong First Amendment practice. It will be a civilized affair, by which I mean, yes, beer, wine and refreshments will be served. The event is free, but if you’d like attend you’ll need to RSVP by clicking here.

Many thanks to Prince Lobel partner Robert Bertsche for putting this event together, along with the cosponsors — the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England First Amendment Coalition.

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.