Keep government honest.
Want to know how?
Learn from the best and meet bloggers
from throughout the state, and across the country.
As more cuts are made at mainstream news media outlets, there are fewer reporters keeping tabs on what local and state government officials are doing. Increasingly, bloggers have stepped up to break stories, or call attention to issues that are being ignored. The Show-Me Institute is hosting its first blogosphere event to help train and support both Missouri bloggers who are working to help keep government transparent, and citizens who want to learn how.
Presenters include Saint Louis’ most prominent bloggers and social media practitioners, Saint Louis media, and an editor of the award-winning TexasWatchDog.org.
On Saturday, there will be training sessions in investigative reporting, social media, blogging, videography, and documentary-style reporting. Panelists will hold discussions about the tradeoff between immediacy and accuracy, how to effectively use social media, and the future of traditional and online media.
What: The Show-Me Institute’s first blogosphere event
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Location: Sheraton Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Ave. Clayton, MO 63105
Complimentary breakfast and box lunch provided, complimentary parking. Please RSVP.
The goal of the Show-Me Institute’s blogosphere event is to empower any person interested in advancing government transparency through factual reporting. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending.
The Show-Me Institute (SMI) is a nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank that addresses major public policy issues facing Missouri from a free-market perspective. We publish scholarly research on the potential for applying free-market principles to six areas of public policy: taxes, education, health care, red tape, privatization, and corporate welfare.
|8:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
Complimentary with RSVP
Social Media: Promoting Your Interests
A Tour of the Missouri Blogosphere: Left, Right, News, and More
Where Media Is Going, and How It’s Getting There
Case Study, New Media in Action: Go There Yourself
|3:00-4:00||Networking: Meet your favorite bloggers!|