149 5th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York City, New York

The Republic of Blogs: New Media and Democracy
March 2, 2006
6:00 - 8:00pm
**Please note change in location** The Andrew Heiskell Center for Democracy 149 5th Avenue, 7th Floor b/n 21 and 22 Sts, New York, NY


Join Demos, Center for Social Media, Center for Media, Culture and History, People for the American Way Foundation and Air America for an event on blogging, media and democracy.

What's the blogosphere growing up to be? How can its energy be mackinnonchanneled into productive and exciting conversations that raise public knowledge and collective action? Who hosts these unpredictable conversations and why? How can the medium live up to its enormous potential for enabling more democratic, bottom-up, issue-rich political participation? How will "netroots" continue to challenge the financial and ideological muscle of conventional news coverage?

Public-spirited bloggers and media vets discuss how to build a better blogosphere.


* Lakshmi Chaudhry Senior Editor, In These Times Co-Author, Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics

* Rebecca MacKinnon Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School Co-Founder, Global Voices Online

* rabb Drazen Pantic Founder, OpenNet Co-Director, Location One

* Christopher Rabb Founder and Chief Evangelist, Afro-Netizen

Moderator: Rich Benjamin Senior Fellow, Demos

Register online or call 212.633.1405 x533


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