Kevin Roose

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Kevin Roose
Roose at South by Southwest 2019
Bornc. 1987 (age 36–37)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationBrown University
Occupation(s)Writer, journalist
Notable creditThe New York Times

Kevin Roose is an American author and journalist. He is the author of three books, a technology columnist and podcast host for The New York Times. He wrote a book about Liberty University, an evangelical Christian university known for strict rules imposed on students.[2] He was named on Forbes' "30 Under 30" list in 2015.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Roose is a graduate of Westtown School and Brown University.[3] He worked as news director at Fusion.[4][5]

In June 2017, he rejoined The New York Times.[6] His column, "The Shift", focuses on the intersection of technology, business, and culture.[7]

On March 24, 2021, Roose published a column in The New York Times announcing an auction for the column itself to be distributed as an NFT, or non-fungible token, with proceeds going to The New York Times's Neediest Cases Fund.[8] The column sold the following day for $560,000.[9][10] Immediately after the sale, Roose commented on Twitter as follows: "I'm just staring at my screen laughing uncontrollably".[11]

Kevin was given early access to Bing's ChatGPT-based chatbot and encountered a second personality of the chatbot named “Sydney.”[12]

Writing[edit]

Roose wrote The Unlikely Disciple while undercover at Liberty University, aiming to explore the culture of life at a fundamental Evangelical university.[13] Roose, raised in a secular and liberal environment, wanted to better understand conservative Christian culture.[14]

Roose's second book, Young Money, follows the beginning of the career of eight financial analysts on Wall Street. It focuses on the difficult and strenuous work environments and what makes the financial industry different after the financial crisis of 2007–08.[15]

Roose's third book, Futureproof: 9 Rules in the Age of Automation, examines how people and organizations can survive in the machine age. To survive, he believes in the need "to focus on the more human skills that machines can't replace."[16]

He earned the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award for Breaking News for the story "Ouster at Uber."[17]

Other work[edit]

Roose is the host of Rabbit Hole, an eight-part podcast from The New York Times "examining how the internet is changing us"[18] and cohost of The New York Times podcast "Hard Fork" with co-host Casey Newton.[19]

Media appearances[edit]

Roose appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on February 27, 2014, to discuss Young Money.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kevin Roose, 27". Forbes. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Strauss, Valerie (October 30, 2015). "The world's largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 24, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Unlikely Disciple". Kevin Roose. Archived from the original on 2019-12-30. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  4. ^ Lee, Edmund (October 31, 2014). "New York Magazine's Kevin Roose Heads to Fusion, Too". Archived from the original on May 8, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016. Fusion, the little-known cable network that's snapped up a raft of Big Name Writers, has hired New York Magazine's Kevin Roose as part of its effort to build out its new Silicon Valley bureau.
  5. ^ Harrington, Craig (May 4, 2016). "Media Write The Republican Party's Obituary Following Trump Victory". Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Kevin Roose Joins Biz Day". The New York Times Company. June 9, 2017. Archived from the original on July 11, 2020. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Shift". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 15, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Roose, Kevin (2021-03-24). "Buy This Column on the Blockchain!". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  9. ^ Clark, Mitchell (2021-03-25). "The New York Times just sold an NFT for more than half a million dollars". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  10. ^ Roose, Kevin (2021-03-26). "Why Did Someone Pay $560,000 for a Picture of My Column?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  11. ^ "« NFT » : un éditorialiste du « New York Times » vend un article 560 000 dollars". Le Point (in French). 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2024-04-09.
  12. ^ Roose, Kevin (2023-02-16). "A Conversation With Bing's Chatbot Left Me Deeply Unsettled". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-11-17.
  13. ^ Prior, Karen Swallow (2009). "Surprised by Love: An outsider's view of Liberty University and the faith it embodies". Books & Culture. Archived from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Undercover At An Evangelical University". NPR Books. May 30, 2009. Archived from the original on May 10, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  15. ^ Hayes, Chris (April 10, 2014). "The Cubs of Wall Street: 'Young Money,' by Kevin Roose". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  16. ^ Staff (2021-03-09). "How to Ensure the Robots Won't Come for Your Job". Intelligencer. Archived from the original on 2021-03-10. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  17. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2018 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2018. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  18. ^ Beer, Jeff (2020-04-16). "The new 'New York Times' podcast 'Rabbit Hole' sends you down one to see what the internet does to us". Fast Company. Archived from the original on 2020-10-05. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  19. ^ "What's a Hard Fork?". The New York Times. October 4, 2022. Archived from the original on March 14, 2023. Retrieved March 3, 2023.
  20. ^ "Kevin Roose". Comedy Central. February 27, 2014. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016. "Young Money" author Kevin Roose reflects on the surprisingly morose atmosphere surrounding Wall Street's post-crash recruits. (6:14)

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