Local Politics and the New Media Paradigm



by Steven Davy

Click on the image for my lastest piece at PBS MediaShift. The story explores the evolving use of social media technologies on the local political level in the wake of the 2008 U.S. presidential election.


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Are your local politicians using social media tools in their fall campaigns? Tell me about it

Hey there, I am working on a story about new media technologies and local politics. In the wake of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and exponential growth of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, are your local politicians using new media technologies to engage constituents?

Do you follow a mayoral candidate’s tweets?

Are you a friend of a political candidate on Facebook?

I want to know your experience and what political candidates are doing near you. Tell me about it in the comments section of this post.