August 29, 2005
The 2004 Presidential election marked the Internet’s arrival as a serious force in political campaigns. The future promises even more dramatic uses of information technology. To date, the World Wide Web, email, and bloggers have already revolutionized journalism. Going forward, new technologies, such as video on demand, interactive television and online gaming, will change our political system in ways we can barely fathom. To consider the implications of these changes, we are bringing together an outstanding group of political and media observers and participants. In particular, we will evaluate how these technologies are creating opportunities to engage citizens as well as how they are challenging and transforming the traditional media. Thursday, September 8, 2005, 3:45 - 7:00 PM, Lindsley Memorial Courtroom in the Fleming Law Building.