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Carlos Watson, host of PBS’ “Third Rail with OZY” and founder of the daily digital news and culture magazine OZY.com, has a theory to address the transformations in both journalism and education. His ideas are rooted in his father’s “aspirational relationship to the news.” Watson said his dad, a teacher like many in his family, believed media should be more than information passively consumed by an audience – it should help set a course for the future. “News and culture and information can actually broaden you, and motivate you, and provoke you and really encourage you to try things you otherwise may not think about doing,” Watson said.
As Watson visits campuses on the OZY EDU College Tour, the journalist and entrepreneur is bringing into classrooms both conversations and tools for educators to employ his father’s understanding of audience as empowered partner. Although technology and multiple