New media’s influence on old school politics: DC Event & Live Webcast
New media’s influence on old school politics
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:00 — 11:00 AM EST
The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
It would be difficult to overstate the effects of this century’s proliferation of mass digital communication on the way people view, share and consume news. For years, readers have been forfeiting print journalism, instead turning to social media to stay informed. But how is this influencing the democratic process? New media has increased the public’s access to political news, making it easier to track what is going on in Washington, but has that resulted in a more informed population?
On November 10, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings will host a forum on the impact of new media on the democratic process. A panel of experts will discuss how the distinctive characteristics of new media can be utilized to create better policies and more effective governance and how the old media are still essential.
After the session, panelists will take audience questions.
This event will be live webcast. Join the conversation using #DigitalPolitics or @BrookingsGov.
- Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management, The Brookings Institution
- Moderator: E.J. Dionne, Jr., The W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
- Ken Bode, Former National Political Correspondent, NBC News
- Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director, Huffington Post Media Group
- Emma Green, Managing Editor, TheAtlantic.com
- Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY