Special Event (The American Democracy Project)
eCitizenship: New Tools, New Strategies, New Spaces
Date / Time: November 12 – 13, 2009
Place: Spencer Partrich Auditorium
Distinguished journalist, Jose Vargas will examine the state of professional journalism, how news is collected and disseminated, how the boundaries between citizen and journalist often overlap, and the implications that all of these changes have for the future of journalism. Vargas embodies the ongoing revolution in the field. Formerly a reporter about digital media and politics for the venerable Washington Post, he recently became Technology and Innovations Editor at the Huffington Post. This lecture, “The Brave New World of Journalism,” is part of the Center for the Study of Citizenship’s Citizen Media project.
Technology and Innovations editor of the Huffington Post
Jose Antonio Vargas is the Technology and Innovations editor of the Huffington Post. Previously, he was a national political reporter for the Washington Post, where he broke new ground with his in-depth coverage of the Internet's impact on politics. Among other issues he's covered include video game culture, race and demographics and HIV/AIDS. A year-long series he wrote on AIDS in Washington, D.C., is now the subject of "The Other City," a feature-length documentary due next year. In 2008, he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team that covered the Virginia Tech massacre.
- 11/11 – Welcome and Introductions: The Purpose of the Project: Ideas, Suggestions, Timelines, Expectations (Nancy S. Barrett, Marc W. Kruman, and George L. Mehaffy)
- 11/11 – iPolitics: The Rise of Participatory Democracy in Our Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Era (Jose Antonio Vargas)
- 11/11 – Engaging Citizen 2.0: From Obama to the “MyFaceTube” Revolution, How Social Media is Reshaping Civic Engagement (David B. Smith)
- 11/11 – Promising Practices in Online Engagement (Chris Haller)
- 11/11 – Brave New World of Journalism: A Citizen Media Symposium (Jose Antonis Vargas)
Social Networks for eCitizenship
- eCitizenship at Twitter
- eCitizenship at facebook
- Wayne State University Technology Resource Center