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Planes line up at MSP


Planes line up at MSP, originally uploaded by baratunde.

- Baratunde Thurston

I'm Speaking At The Media Reform Conference In MPLS This Weekend

Update: Here's an excerpt of my comments from the panel here on YouTube I will be speaking in Minneapolis at the National Conference for Media Reform. I'm on a panel Saturday at 11:30...
Speakers: Baratunde Thurston, Cenk Uygur, Duncan Black, Gina Cooper, Robin Marty Date: Saturday, June 7th Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm Room: Auditorium 2 Track: Journalism and Independent Media Session Type: panel The rapidly growing progressive political blogosphere — a.k.a. “the Netroots” — is transforming politics and challenging the traditional media. The Netroots impact on the national political conversation is undeniable. But now that they’ve “crashed the gates,” what comes next? How are the Netroots connecting with the grassroots and organizing for lasting change? How is the landscape changing as new voices emerge, blogs go local, and corporate media tries to capitalize on what’s happening online?
I'll also be co-hosting the Saturday night keynote with Lizz Winstead (creator of the Daily Show).
Speakers: Arianna Huffington, Baratunde Thurston, Byron Dorgan, D.J. Nikoles, Dan Rather, Grace Lee Boggs, Lizz Winstead, Maria Isa, Michael Copps, Naomi Klein, Romal J. Tune, Shá Cage, Silvia Rivera, Tim Wu Date: Saturday, June 7th Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Room: Auditorium Track: Keynotes and Plenaries Session Type: plenary A fast-paced, multimedia night of inspiring speeches and music, dance and spoken-word performances. Emcees Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, and Baratunde Thurston of Laughing Liberally will crack us up, and the DJ will keep us moving. Plus we’ll hear from conference-goers and unveil the 2008 inductees into the “Big Media Hall of Shame.”
Drop me an email, tweet, facebook msg, or comment so we can try to meet up. I'll be posting updates to my twitter account if you want to catch snippets there.