Friday, June 1, 2012

New Media and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

On May 11th, the University of Denver hosted a panel on new media and its effects on the 2012 presidential election. The panelists were Brent Blackaby (Trilogy Consulting), Jay Newton-Small (Time), Dorian Warren (Columbia University), and Dave Weigel (Slate/MSNBC). Professors Nancy Wadsworth, Peter Hanson, and I moderated.

The discussion was wide-ranging, covering the use of social media sites by campaigns as well as the impact of such media on journalism, voters, and candidates. I found the discussion fascinating, but don't just take my word for it. You can watch the video here.