On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Department of Journalism will host a panel discussion about how political blogs have shaped the 2008 presidential election. Panelists include Morra Aarons, political blogger for The Huffington Post and her; Brandon Brice, a blogger with and a former policy assistant to Congressman J. Dennis Hastert; Heidi Li Feldman, a pro-Clinton blogger, founder of the Denver Group and professor of law and philosophy at Georgetown University; Kate Phillips, the online politics editor for The New York Times, writing for and editing The Caucus, the newspaper’s politics news blog; and James Taranto, the editor of The Wall Street Journal's, and a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board. The moderator will be Michael Cornfield, a political scientist and author who specializes in American politics and the Internet.

This event directly follows a panel discussion on polling and the election sponsored by Baruch’s School of Public Affairs. Prof. Douglas Muzzio moderates the polling discussion, which will feature Democratic strategist Harold Ickes and Republican consultant Ed Rollins.

Admission to both panels is free. Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. following the polling panel. The blogging panel begins at 7:15.



Here are the details on the blogging panel:

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College, Library Building

7th Floor, Newman Conference Center

151 East 25th St., Manhattan


NOTE: The polling discussion is being held at the same location and begins at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Glenda Hydler at 646-312-3974 or



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