New Media and Political Campaigns

Jonathan Alter and Dan Schnur with David Demarest

Sunday, July 15, 2007 | 8:00 – 9:30pm | Annenberg Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Presented with Stanford Publishing Courses

What are we to make of the increasing expression of politics as media experience? How are "new media" (mobile video, YouTube, blogs) influencing political campaigns? What does the future of democratic processes look like with new media as a political force? Join three experts on political messaging for a stimulating conversation on democratic ideals in the age of the electronic town hall.

Since 1991, senior editor Jonathan Alter has written a widely acclaimed Newsweek column that examines politics, media and social and global issues. He has covered the last six presidential campaigns for Newsweek. He frequently interviews American presidents and other world leaders and has authored more than 50 Newsweek cover stories.

Dan Schnur is one of California's leading Republican political and media strategists. His record includes work on four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns as well as extensive experience on behalf of a variety of non-profit organizations and private sector companies. He is a founder and principal at Command-Focus, a Sacramento-based political strategy and communications firm.,D/

DAVID DEMAREST (moderator)

David Demarest served four years as an assistant to President George H. W. Bush and member of the White House senior staff. As White House communications director, he worked directly with the president, the White House chief of staff and the Cabinet, and in that capacity managed a broad range of White House communications activities, including presidential speech writing, public liaison, media relations and intergovernmental affairs.

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