A panel on the internet and politics

I’m moderating a panel on how the internet is changing politics this Friday at 6p at New York University: Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St.,. Room 109. The stars of the show: Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post and Off the Bus cofounder; Micah Sifry, editor of TechPresident.com; Lisa Tozzi, The New York Times assistant politics editor responsible for web coverage; Jay Rosen, NYU professor and Off the Bus cofounder. We’ll be talking about how the internet has changed — and will change — politics, media, and government. The event will be webcast by the amazing Rachel Sterne at GroundReport TV. Please join in.

LATER: Another interesting panel, this one at CUNY‘s Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th St. between 7th and 8th, on Tuesday, April 1 at 6p:

Inside Iran: What’s Next.

Associate Professor Lonnie Isabel will moderate a panel on Iran featuring Laura Secor and Roozbeh Mirebrahmi, two journalists who have covered the country extensively. Secor has just returned from Iran after covering elections there. A former New York Times Op-Ed page editor and former senior editor of Lingua Franca, Secor has written about Iran for the Times, the New Yorker, the Nation, and several other publications. Mirebrahimi is the first International Journalist in Residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. A well-known blogger in Farsi, he is chief editor of the online magazine, Iran dar Jahan (Iran in the World), and is a contributor to online newspapers that circumvent the censorship and intimidation of reporters in Iran. He is currently on trial in absentia in Tehran as a result of his reporting there. The event is open to the public. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to lonnie.isabel AT journalism.cuny.edu.

  • Thanks Jeff, can’t wait for the event. Anyone looking for more info can find it here: http://journo.meetup.com/69/calendar/7135448/

  • Vee

    Jeff, sorry that I will miss what could be an exciting discussion at my alma mater. Will be out of town on Friday.

    But given I turn to the Internet for most of my information on politics, the topic is most approriate. To me the Internet is where to find ”fair and balanced” reporting, not our traditional media. They are struggling to catch up, at times the bias is bare faced.


  • The Mars Centre for innovation here in Toronto had an interesting panel on the same topic in the past couple weeks – specifically of interest was the notion that the right is using the blogosphere to mobilize their grassroots support and in fact, using the decentralized model to increase their messaging control that they had formally lost control of with big media. Interesting thoughts.

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