National Press Club

Seats Available Tonight: Blogs, YouTube and the Election

September 15, 2008

“The Bloggers, the Campaign and the Future of Journalism” will start at 7 p.m. tonight in the Club’s Ballroom. It is open to the public and admission is free.
Appearing on the panel will be:

-- Michael Tomasky, editor of, 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 where she coordinates political coverage and hosts the Web site’s political blog, Swampland.

-- Ross Douthat, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly, blogger for, 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, Project for Excellence in Journalism, which tracks trends in the news media.

The panel will be moderated by Gil Klein, a veteran national correspondent and director of the Club’s Centennial Project.