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PBS: Conservatives Embrace New Media

Posted By Rob Bluey On May 5, 2010 @ 2:30 pm In Ongoing Priorities,Scribe | Comments Disabled

Four years ago this week The Heritage Foundation co-founded a weekly policy discussion for bloggers, online journalists and digital strategists. It started as an off-the-record discussion among a dozen conservatives in a conference room at Human Events in 2006.

At the time, the conventional wisdom in Washington was that conservatives were far behind their liberal counterparts in both adapting to technological changes and embracing them as a new communications outlets. And while the left still dominates online—Tucker Carlson said at our President’s Club event this week that Huffington Post is 17 times as large as its closest conservative competitor—the gap is closing.

PBS NewsHour ran a 9-minute segment yesterday with The Bloggers Briefing [1] as a backdrop to its story explaining how conservatives, particularly members of Congress, have embraced technology to communicate more effectively. Watch the video for a detailed look at what the right is doing online.


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