Blogging in the spotlight on election day

Cynthia Webb at reports “In the thick of a historic and obsessively watched Election Day, bloggers shook up the mainstream media by providing an early look at election exit polls, proving once and for all their influence not only in the coverage of politics but perhaps in the electoral process itself.” (registration required)

Meantime, Media Center Director Andrew Nachison is quoted in a Baltimore Sun article on the same topic (registration required):

“‘I think mainstream media should feel threatened,’ said Andrew Nachison, director of the Media Center, a Reston, Va.-based think tank. ‘What we’re seeing is ordinary citizens exerting a new level of power to participate in political discourse in a way that was never available to them before.'”

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