Micah L. Sifry

co-founder and executive editor, Personal Democracy Forum, which covers the ways technology is changing politics, and techpresident, a blog dedicated to the 2008 Presidential campaign (www.personaldemocracy.com)
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Micah L. Sifry is co-founder and editor of the Personal Democracy Forum (http://www.personaldemocracy.com), a website and annual conference that covers the ways technology is changing politics and TechPresident.com (http://www.techpresident.com), a new group blog on how the candidates are using the web and how the web is using them. In addition to organizing the annual Personal Democracy Forum conference with his partner Andrew Rasiej, he consults on how political organizations, campaigns, non-profits and media entities can adapt to and thrive in a networked world. For the last 10 years, he has also worked closely with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on comprehensive campaign finance reform, as its senior analyst. Prior to that, Sifry was an editor and writer with The Nation magazine for 13 years. He is the author of Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America (Routledge, 2002) and co-edited The Iraq War Reader (Touchstone, 2003) and The Gulf War Reader (Times Books, 1991). His latest book, co-authored with Nancy Watzman, on how money in politics affects people in their everyday lives, is titled Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? (John Wiley & Sons, 2004). He is also an adjunct professor at the Political Science Department of the City University of New York/Graduate Center, where he teaches a course called "Writing Politics."

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Tech-politics: The “Facebook Effect,” Netroots and Beyond
April 18, 2007, 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Windows Media Video: Video: Tech-politics (287 MB)
Audio: Audio: Tech-politics (111 MB)
SEMINAR: Election ‘08: Covering Politics in Cyberspace


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