Friday, April 13, 2007

Do Blogs Influence People in High Places?

And if so, can they work for positive change in social and government policy? Or are they just another echo chamber for scandal, gossip and rumor?

Those are some things I'll be talking about at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2007. The event is being sponsored by Forum One Communications, a tech-saavy communications-and-strategy firm in Alexandria, Virginia.

Here's the description from Forum One:

Titled "Blogging and Policy Organizations: Influential Channel for Social Change," speakers will include bloggers from the ONE Campaign, Education Sector, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Time Magazine's "Global Health Update."

Session Summary
What: Blogging and Policy Organizations: Influential Channel for Social Change
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: National Press Club, Washington, DC
Cost: $90 ($75 before April 16). Space is limited.

Learn more and Register:

Update: Relive the Glory! Forum One has published audio and slides from this session at their website.


Anonymous said...

Christine -

Greetings, neighbor! This sounds like a heck of a conference. I wish I could take some time off to attend, but alas, I must finish J-school.

How are you? Just did a quick Google search and found several of your blogs. You should check mine out - not that it's any good - at

Which blogs do you read? I'll post you as a link on mine so you (hopefully) get some page visits.

Drop me an e-mail sometime at I hope to hear from you soon!

Take care,

Christine Gorman said...

Hi Dan,

Glad to hear you'll be graduating soon. Congrats!

Some of the blogs I read regularly are (in no particular order) Aetiology, Effect Measure, the blogs at the Center for Global Development, Crof's H5N1 blog, Romenesko, RealClimate, Eye on Science ( and the Official Google blog.

Plus, of course, a lot of news sites.