If you were there

I was remiss in my moderator duties. I want to ask you what I should bring up when I moderate a panel Friday evening. Please do help me do my job. The details again: 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.

  • B. Nelson

    …how the internet has changed — and will change — politics, media, and government.

    IMHO, the changes are evident, and more established, in politics and media. Our challenge now is to help nurture the interactive relationship which the internet will bring between the government and “the governed”.

    A question for all panelists: “Have you left a comment on, or linked to a government blog”? How do we give positive feedback to those who face even larger fears and resistance than bloggers in the media. At a conference such as this one in NYC, many participants will just have been “consumers” of the “service” of the TSA. How many of them are aware of the (two month old) http://www.tsa.gov/blog/ …”sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration to facilitate an ongoing dialogue “. I can hardly imagine how difficult it must be for the bloggers on that (and other government) sites. What can we do to encourage participation in, and improvement of, this new interface between government and the governed on all levels?

    Ask not what the government can do for your blog… Ask what you can do for a government blog.