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S2 EP 4: Jim Halloran, Chief Digital Officer, GLAAD…

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     When a video of Debra Messing’s 2017 GLAAD Awards speech was bombarded with a hailstorm of vitriol that mirrored alt-right rhetoric, it set off red flags for GLAAD’s Chief Digital Officer Jim Halloran. Upon closer inspection, he discovered an online mobilization of individuals using YouTube’s AI algorithms to flag and remove LGBTQ-related content. Jim joins us to discuss that moment, ...

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S2 EP 3: Tommy Kail, Director of Hamilton…

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     Prior to its off-Broadway opening at the Public Theater on January 20, 2015, the theatrical sensation Hamilton had already gained an online following in 2009 through a viral YouTube video of its opening number. Since then, Hamilton has continued to permeate pop culture and inspire a new generation of theatre enthusiasts. Our host David-Michel Davies is joined by one of the ...

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Top 8 Reasons to Enter The Webby Awards…

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1.  Have your work seen by the best. Webby Winners are selected by a community of artists, innovators, and creators spanning all facets of digital culture. When you enter The Webbys, your work is seen by our judging body, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Judges include Shane Smith, Founder and CEO of Vice Media; Van Jones, CNN ...

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Representing the Gamers: Nika Nour, Director of Federal Governmen…

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When you think of video games, you might think of a certain Italian plumber/not plumber, battles in space, or causing trouble on Grand Theft Auto—totally valid. But what about all the people who create and distribute those games? Gaming is a massive industry, and the Entertainment Software Association represents gamers and game-makers across the US by lobbying for the industry ...

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S2 EP 2: Jalak Jobanputra, Founder & Managing Partner of Futu…

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     “Bitcoin” is often written off as another financial sector trend. But Jalak Jobanputra witnessed the power of blockchain—the technology that develops bitcoin—in Africa, long before many Westerners would learn the word “cryptocurrency.” Webby Podcast Host David-Michel Davies sits down with Jalak, the Founder and Managing Partner of Future Perfect Ventures, to discuss her experiences in venture capital, bitcoin, and blockchain technology’s potential to revolutionize ...

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S2 EP 1: Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and Leadership at Harv…

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     The Webby Podcast is back with a whole new season, kicking things off with one of the true Internet greats: Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, founder of Creative Commons, and political activist Lawrence Lessig. He’s championed net neutrality, fostered collaboration through equitable copyright licensing, and much more. And today he’s leading the charge to reform the Electoral ...

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5 Takeaways on Automation & AI…

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As an organization that has been honoring the best of the Internet for over two decades, The Webbys has a unique view into what’s happening online. That’s why every year we hit the road with our Webby Talks Tour, sharing insights into significant trends emerging across the scope of the Internet. This year’s trend This Automated Life is an exciting look at ...

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Gaming with the Undead: Q&A with AMC’s Clayton Neuman & N…

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If you’ve seen AMC Networks’ The Walking Dead, you’ve probably fantasized about having the chance to join the weekly fight against a zombie apocalypse. Well now you can. The undead have infiltrated mobile. Clay Neuman, AMC Networks’ VP of Games Clay Neuman, AMC Networks’ VP of Games Saara Bergström, Next Games’ Chief Marketing Officer AMC Networks’ VP of Games Clayton Neuman and Next ...

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Call for Entries! Check Out Brand New Honors for Games…

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As the Internet grows, so does The Webbys: This year, in response to the worldwide explosion in online gaming, we’re thrilled to launch a totally new, carefully crafted suite of categories for Games. Devised in cooperation with gaming experts industry wide, these new categories recognize the full breadth of innovation happening in games online with categories for everything from Puzzle ...

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Meet the Newest Webby Judges…

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The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, or IADAS, was founded in 1998 to drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. Members of IADAS judge Webby entries across their area of expertise, allowing fresh work to be reviewed by the sharpest eyes in the industry. This year, to best judge new ...

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