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    Panel Discussion on Journalist Michael Hastings

    Family, friends, and former colleagues talked about Michael Hastings' life and career and read selections from his work. Participants included Elise Jordan, Michael Hastings' widow;…

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    Ben Smith on Social Media and Online Journalism

    Ben Smith talked about the relationship of social media to journalism. He used slides to illustrate some points and also responded to questions from members of the audience. This was…

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    Ben Smith on the BuzzFeed Party

    Ben Smith talked by telephone about the party BuzzFeed was holding during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. BuzzFeed was not able to buy a table at the…

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    Hollywood and Culture

    Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined leaders in the film and music industries to talk about Hollywood’s impact on American culture and how the industries…

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    Republican Presidential Candidates Debate

    Ben Smith spoke by phone about the previous night’s Republican presidential candidates debate in Iowa City. The debate came two days before the contenders participated in the…

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    Political Campaigns and Social Media

    Panelists talked about the growth, influence, and use of social media by political campaigns. Among the issues they addressed were the amount of resources campaigns devote to social…

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    Update on Southern Republican Leadership Conference

    Ben Smith talked by telephone from New Orleans about the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, its role, who’s there, and what may follow it. He also responded to telephone…

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    Internet Impact on Politics and Journalism

    Jeff Jarvis moderated a panel which included Jose Antonio Vargas, Ben Smith, Ana Marie Cox, and Sarah Lai Stirland, on the impact of the Internet on politics and journalism. Among the…

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    Democratic Presidential Forum Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the Democratic presidential candidates at the conclusion of the Heartland Presidential Forum. Live scenes of ceremonial dancers as the crowd…

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    Democratic Presidential Campaigns

    Ben Smith reported by telephone on the campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. He was in Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa, waiting for the start of the Jefferson…

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    New York State and Campaign 2006

    Mr. Smith talked about the key races and issues in New York State, including the race between Representative Tom Reynolds, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee,…

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