Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press pdf epub fb2

Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press by Eric Boehlert pdf epub fb2

Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press Author: Eric Boehlert
Title: Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press
ISBN: 1416560114
ISBN13: 978-1416560111
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Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Free Press (February 16, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Reference
Size PDF version: 1264 kb
Size EPUB version: 1896 kb
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides




THE WORLD OF ONLINE NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATION HAS EXPLODED in the last ten years. Social networking sites, YouTube, and blogs offer hours of entertainment, but have also become important vehicles for activism. The "netroots," as Eric Boehlert calls this phenomenon, have risen to incredible power, and never has that been clearer than in the 2008 presidential election. Bloggers on the Bus traces the major events that rocked the campaign trail and reveals the stories of the online activists who made it all possible. In the tradition of Timothy Crouse’s essential bestseller, The Boys on the Bus, Bloggers on the Bus goes inside the modern world of liberal politics to reveal the stories and scandals at its very heart. Boehlert exposes just how much influence the online community—and especially the blogosphere—had on the outcome of the 2008 elections. Bloggers have set off an industry debate about journalism and privacy and have changed the face of campaign strategy. This ad-hoc, mostly pro bono, community has been able to change, in telling and significant ways, American politics and media. Colored by vivid portraits and character sketches, this book will reveal the new wave of changes that has revolutionized progressive politics. Like the many passionate reporters and observers who came before them, these men and women are breaking new ground every day. Bloggers on the Bus will chronicle that media and political rebellion as it unfolds and introduce readers to the fascinating players involved.