National Press Club

New Media and the Presidential Campaign Panel 7 p.m. Sept. 15

December 31, 1969

A panel of leading New Media experts will talk about how these new forms of journalism are shaping the 2008 presidential campaign. "The Bloggers, the Campaign and the Future of Journalism" is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, in the Holeman Lounge.

Appearing on the panel will be:

-- Michael Tomasky, editor of GuardianAmerica.com, the U.S.-based Web site of The Guardian newspaper of London. It covers American politics and culture.
-- Ana Marie Cox, who founded the influential political blog, Wonkette, and is the Washington editor of Time.com, where she coordinates political coverage and hosts the Web site's political blog, Swampland.
-- Ross Douthat, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly, blogger for
TheAtlantic.com and co-author, with Reihan Salam, of "Grand New Party: How the Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream."
-- Tom Rosenstiel, former media critic for the Los Angeles Times who is now director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which tracks trends in the news media.

Gil Klein, a veteran national correspondent, fomer Club president and director of the Club's Centennial Project, will moderate.

Co-hosted by West Virginia University, the forum is part of the
Club's nationwide Centennial Project. Students at West Virginia
University will be able to see the forum live and ask questions of the panelists by a satellite connection.

Admission is free but seats are limited. Please reserve by calling
the Club's reservation line, 202-662-7501