Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Honest Reporting and The Blogosphere Revolution

If you haven't caught the Honest Reporting post, then you may not know about the conference in Israel this past December 17 and 18:

Recognizing HonestReporting's role in multiplying the effect of this internet revolution, HR's Joe Hyams addressed a conference entitled Media as Theater of War, the Blogosphere, and the Global Battle for Civil Society, part of the prestigious Annual Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel's National Security.

The conference was organized by Professor Richard Landes of The Second Draft, which comprehensively debunked the Mohammed al-Dura case and drew attention to the staged events of "Pallywood".

Hyams discussed the implications of the media's reporting of the Qana incident during the Lebanon war. The panel also included Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mark Regev, former advisor to PM Ariel Sharon Ra'anan Gissin, and former IDF Spokesman Nachman Shai.

Many bloggers were also represented at the conference, a number of whom can be found on HonestReporting's Links page. Don't forget that HonestReporting has its own Backspin blog where you can comment on many of the media issues of the day as well as respond to our regular communiques (including this one).

We are sure that 2007 will see a further expansion of the blogosphere's influence and HonestReporting intends to be at the forefront of the latest internet technology, such as podcasts and other technological initiatives.
Augean Stables has links to information about the conference:
The link to the program gives a good overview of the speakers and their topics.
The bibliography has links to interesting articles.
Also, check out the right hand column for relevant sources.

Personally, I would like to see Honest Reporting step in as a source, and clearing house, for podcasts and video that bloggers can use on their blogs--for enriching their content and strengthening their presentation.

We'll see in the coming months what Honest Reporting has planned.

There is a page for comments on the Honest Reporting article here.

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