Event: The Alternatives

How New Media are Transforming the Political Landscape

A revolution is changing a media landscape once dominated by the "Mainstream Media." Democracy needs good information, but until recently, a left-wing media culture skewed the news playing field. No more. Talk radio, Fox News, The Drudge Report, state-based think tank reporting and online opinion sites have created a new, freedom-oriented national infrastructure that has fed a starved market, diversified coverage, and provided an alternative to the legacy media. In this crucial election year, that new media universe is playing a crucial role. A panel for five "new media" figures will discuss how this revolution affects Michigan.

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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 7:00 p.m. 
Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium
1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, Mich.

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Panelists include Frank Beckmann of WJR, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, Henry Payne of the Michigan View, Ken Braun from Michigan Capitol Confidential and Kathy Hoekstra from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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