Monday, September 15, 2008

9/16 -- Chicagoland political bloggers speak

Posted By on 09.15.08 at 05:15 PM

Political blogs have reshaped the American political landscape and become a lightning rod for controversy over the past several years. Is the wide spectrum of bloggers and never-ending supply of content arming us for informed political action or just creating a news cycle based on the attention span of over-sugared six-year-olds? On Tuesday night Phil Ponce, a journalism professor at Loyola University and host of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight," discusses the issues raised with this new form of journalism at a free panel discussion: "Chicago's Top Political Bloggers: Pundits, Prophets or Self-Promoters?" He'll be joined by several notable Chicagoland political bloggers, including Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune, Rich Miller of capitolfax, Georgia Logothetis of dailykos, Fran Eaton of illinosreview and Blake Dvorak of realclearpolitics. The event will be held at 6 PM on the 15th floor of Kasbeer Hall at Loyola University's Water Tower campus (25 E. Pearson). Contact John Slania at 312-915-6524 or jslania@luc.edu for more.

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