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The New Media World

From: Francis S.
Sent on: Friday, May 1, 2009 10:46 AM
The social media revolution is influencing our world profoundly ? not least
in the conventional world of politics, broadcasting and journalism. 21st
Century Network invites you to join us at a meeting to discuss this in
London on Tuesday July 7th between 6.30 and 8.30 pm You can find out more
and register at  http://www.meetup...­

The world of the media is changing as fast as everything else. A politician
makes a speech ignored by the conventional media and it gets 1 million hits
on utuibe. The world of Blogs forces a resignation of a chief government
advisor before the daily newspapers know what is going on! The new social
media is challenging the conventional news elites as never before.
Politicians and their established lobbies are running scared. The new social
media has blown a hole through the existing elites. What does this mean for
the future? This will be the topic for our July meetup which is being held
in conjunction with the London Bridge Festival. Speakers include,

Daniel Hannan is an MEP and became famous overnight. A speech attacking
Gordon Brown ignored by the conventional media had 2.2 million hits on
utube. He believes ?The internet has changed politics - changed it utterly
and forever.?

Carol Haslam was the first Commissioning Editor for Education in Channel 4
and later Director of Programmes for Superchannel. She is a Trustee of both
the Wildscreen Festival and the One World Broadcasting Trust.

Professor Barrie Axford is the author of the book ?New Media and Politics?
which makes a successful attempt to map the potentially transformative
effects of new media on various aspects of political institutions and
culture.

Sunny Hundal is editor of Liberal Conspiracy and Pickled politics - a
current affairs magazine / group blog with the primary focus on British
politics, current affairs, media and society. He has written articles for
leading British newspapers including The Financial Times and The
Independent.

Best Wishes,

Francis

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