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Wrapping Up At The Personal Democracy Forum

pdf.pngThe past couple days have been filled with a flurry of panels and presentations about technology, politics and new media. There’s been so much information flying around, its hard to sort through all the noise. That’s why we were so pleasantly surprised by Kansas State University professor Michael Wesch‘s presentation at the Personal Democracy Forum this morning about YouTube and the new media generation.

As a cultural anthropologist, Wesch examines how YouTube — and social media Web sites like Twitter and Facebook — have made people voyeurs and over-sharers. His entrancing presentation, which included some popular YouTube videos and their tributes, remixes and satires, drew the only standing ovation we saw at PDF.

This afternoon, we sat in on a panel about how the “Internet Ecosystem” can improve journalism — a topic we have ruminated upon ourselves. Moderated by PDF founder Andrew Rasiej, the panel included Frank Rich of The New York Times, Time magazine’s Karen Tumulty, Dan Gillmor of the Center for Citizen Media and NPR’s Scott Simon.

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Time Warner Politics Summit Women and the Election Panel: Let’s Talk About Sarah Palin

Sklar1.JPGHere’s some highlights from our twitter feed from yesterday’s Time Warner Politics Summit panel ‘Women and the 2008 Election: Playing Politics with Gender – Media, Candidates and the Majority Vote’ featuring Karen Tumulty, Rachel Sklar, Carol Jenkins, Andrea Tantaros, Ada Calhoun, Tatsha Robertson, Lisa Witter. You won’t be surprised to hear that Sarah Palin was the primary topic of discussion — at one point Time‘s Karen Tumulty argued that Palin was a more “authentic” feminist role model than Hillary Clinton. Also interesting to note that this panel was held in one of the smaller rooms resulting in a standing room only situation for many of the attendees.

Tumulty: This crisis is trumping everything, almost refreshingly. These people could introduce secret families and no one would care. about 21 hours ago from web

Jenkins: Palin is campaigning at a fifth grade level. But this is the level that much of the country is operating under. about 21 hours ago from web

Sklar: We don’t know what would have happened if Palin had actually been knowledgeable and accomplished. about 21 hours ago from web

Sklar: We need to expand what we know. Instead of trying to fit someone into a box we need to expand the box. about 21 hours ago from web

Jenkins: This is the first time we’ve had to pay attention to women other than our mothers. about 21 hours ago from web

Tumulty: Not sure that Hillary is such a great feminist role model ie marry the Gov?…Plain arguably a more authentic feminist trailblazer. about 22 hours ago from web

Tumulty: Palin got a lot of people to take a first or second look at McCain, but they didn’t necessarily like what they saw. about 22 hours ago from web

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New Blog for Ana Marie Cox, and Redesigns


Sorry if we’re putting the cart before the horse, but the thing that got our attention first was the new political blog Swampland to which former Wonkette Ana Marie Cox is contributing, along with Jay Carney, Karen Tumulty and Joe Klein. also launched its redesign, and FishbowlDC rounds up the Times on it, as well as runs the release.


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