WRNI on New Media and Politics

Ian Donnis interviewed me for his lengthy feature on new media and politics.  The story also features freshman State Representative Chris Fierro and Barack Obama’s state coordinator, Rep. Ray Sullivan.   Click here to check it out.

The social messaging service Twitter has figured prominently during recent unrest in Iran. Activists have used short Twitter messages to share information about protests and to counter the government’s official statements. Closer to home, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and other forms of new media are also remaking American politics. But can they bring change to the tradition-bound Rhode Island state house? WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis describes the outlook.


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