Sorry about the sparse posting today. I just got home from a quick trip to Washington, DC. I was there for the New Democratic Network's conference on the role of the internet in American media.
Webcasts and slides of the keynote speakers' presentation are available:
- Peter Leyden, The Making of The New Powers That Be: Five Tectonic Shifts Forcing a Restructuring of Media – and Politics
- Luis Ubinas, Shifts in Media Advertising
The first talk was about how various demographic trends might effect the media market and, by extension, the scope and limits of political advertising. A good talk, but nothing I hadn't read before in various NDN reports. The second presentation was a review of the data about current and projected costs to expose X number of consumers to through different media--from broadcast TV and cable, to elevator ads, to the internet. I'm too exhausted to say much about the presentations, but I encourage readers to check out the materials online.
In other news, I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Stoller from Blogging of the President.
I'll be back in DC on Friday to participate in a panel on blogging at the Center for American Progress. More details soon.