Friday, June 6, 2008

Event next Wednesday: the first 21st century campaign

How is the Internet changing campaign strategy and helping to break down traditional barriers to political participation? What impact do politically-minded bloggers and YouTube users have on political journalism? And does the Internet open up an opportunity for pop culture to have an influence on politics this election season?

Political journalists, representatives from the campaigns, pop culture media gurus, and others will answer these questions and more next Wednesday, June 11, when Google's D.C. office and National Journal host a discussion on how technology is influencing campaign strategy, media coverage, and political buzz this election cycle.

The first 21st century campaign
Wednesday, June 11
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Google Washington Office
1101 New York Avenue, NW, Second Floor
RSVP to by June 9th

Hope to see you next week.


Avery's 1st Blog said...

"Bad dates", is a classic line from "Raiders of the Lost Ark", and bad dates appears to be a recurring quirk of the 21st century. How does the 2008 election rate as the first campaign of the 21st century? What happened to the 2004 campaign?

Chad Lupkes said...

One of the biggest sets of information that people need to take advantage of the Internet in Politics is election results. I've been working on this for a few years now, and getting election results from the county auditors and state governments is always hit and miss. Some publish results down to the precinct level for each and every vote, some don't even have websites.

The actual results themselves are public information, and the act of collecting them should be made as simple as possible, by Google and other search engines. You've been doing this off and on, but I would love to see Google put some effort into making the results from recent and past elections on the web in ways that can be used by activists on all sides of the debate to use in targeting and increasing effective campaigns. It's what I've been doing, and it's a lot of fun and work.

Chad Lupkes

Reality said...

The media is always so biassed and unfair I cant stand it. Watch this video and tell me their not!