A blog about using blogs. Torill Mortensen and Jill Walker wrote: "Blogging Thoughts, personal publication as an online research tool". Next project is: "Intimate Confessions and Public Display". This blog works as space in which to collect ideas and tangents to this research.


Driving Elite Media Discourse
The Blogosphere (pdf), How a Once-Humble Medium Came to Drive Elite Media
Discourse and Influence Public Policy and Elections by Joel David Bloom.

Abstract: In December of 2002, Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) resigned his position of Senate Majority Leader under pressure from the media, his own caucus and the White House. This pressure was the result of comments Lott made at a birthday party for retiring Senator Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party in which Lott seemed to wax nostalgic about segregation. But that’s not the whole story. Coming on a busy news day, the story was pushed aside by other news and not initially covered by the mainstream media. Kept alive, promoted, linked and sourced, among on-line “bloggers” – writers of weblogs, or frequently updated web sites with links and commentary – the mainstream media eventually came on board too. In this paper I use the Lott incident as an example of growing blogger influence in American politics and political communication.

posted by Torill at 01:24


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