Blog Phenomenon: Social e-Movements

Join me at “Blog Phenomenon: Social e-Movements,” a panel on Wednesday, December 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Public Library’s Main Branch (Koret Auditorium) 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. RSVP on our Facebook event listing.

Sin Yen Ling at the Asian Law Caucus put together this discussion about the role of blogs in our community, how they change they way which we receive information, and their role in social justice advocacy and organizing. Blogging plays a significant role in mainstream media allowing the average individual to partake in journalism.

Joining me on the panel: Jeff Chang, Vibe, Huffington Post, 2008 USA Ford Fellow; Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle; James Rucker, Huffington Post,;(invited); Tim Jones, Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Neela Banerjee, New American Media (invited).

Last April, the Huffington Post reported at a closed fundraising event in San Francisco, that Obama believed that small-town voters “clung to their guns and their religion.” The Huffington Post blogger challenged the campaign’s image of reuniting blue states with red states and allowed opponents to portray Obama as an elitist. Blogs have become an effective form of communicating to a worldwide audience on various subject matters such as politics, technology and current events.

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