Internet Advocacy Roundtable: Blogwars Comes to DC
We all know that blogs have become a political force over the past few years. But how much of a force and in what way do they affect politics are debatable questions. In his new book, Blogwars, University of Kansas Communications Professor David Permutter explores the rise of blogs and their influence (or faliure to influence) American political life. He argues that, contrary to popular belief, blogs are not as influential as many think. He does, however, argue that blogs improve democracy and enrich political culture.
Join us on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM to share Professor Perlmutter's insights on blogs and politics.
David Permutter, University of Kansas
David Perlmutter is Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Author or editor of seven books and dozens of research articles on politics and the media and a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education, his writings have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Sceince Monitor, International Herald Tribune, USA Today, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is a former academic board member of the American Association of Political Consultants. He is editor of the blog of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Professor Permutter has also appeared on the Daily Show to promote his book, Blogwars.
Event LocationCenter for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
One block from the McPherson Square Metro station (Orange/Blue lines). Exit on 14th Street, NW side. Walk one block south to H Street, NW. Turn left onto H Street, NW. Enter on left side of street, just after the Cosi. Two blocks from the Metro Center Metro Station (Red/Orange/Blue lines). Exit on 13th Street, NW side. Walk north on 13th Street to H Street. Turn left on H St. (keep New York Avenue Church to your left). Entrance is next building after Cafe Mozart.