JMS MIT Lecture in the News

This is the only news coverage Tim was able to find… anyone else find any mainstream coverage of the lecture?

‘Babylon 5’ creator speaks about failure, future of media at MIT
By Jeanne Amy
GateHouse News Service
Mon May 25, 2009, 10:13 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Middle-aged, irreverent, innovative and bold, J. Michael Straczynski is no joke, even though he doesn’t hesitate to make a few. Creator of the popular sci-fi TV series “Babylon 5,” known to many as his initials, JMS, Straczynski spoke to a packed MIT lecture hall Friday for the second annual Julius Schwartz Lecture, hosted by the school’s comparative media studies department.
Known best for his writing on “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “The Real Ghostbusters” and most recently for the major motion-picture “Changeling,” Straczynski spoke briefly on the value of failure.

“If you don’t fail once in a while, you’re not doing it right,” Straczynski said. “But you can’t fail all of the time and achieve anything, unless your dad was the President or something.”

Through several personal tales of failure and distress, Straczynski inspired his fans and challenged them to take risks.

“You have to do what scares you, even though, especially though, it scares you,” he said.

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