Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Jun. 20 3:00 PM (Pacific)
Ends: Thursday, Jun. 20 4:15 PM (Pacific)
Room: 210 DH
Want to get paid to blog? Today, successful bloggers are funding their work through advertising, direct reader appeals and other mechanisms that afford the time and resources to keep great sites going. This panel will explore successes and failures in blog funding, the trajectory of online advertising and the trend of bloggers consolidating under one site. Panelists will also suggest how the progressive movement as a whole can help sustain and support our blog infrastructure.
Katherine is the Editor in Chief of Burnt Orange Report, one of the most widely read progressive state blogs in the country. As a PhD student at the University of Texas in Austin, she researches the intersection of digital media and political participation.
Digby has been writing furiously about politics at her blog Hullabaloo since 2003. She plans to continue to do so.
Chris Savage lives just outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the publisher and primary contributor to Eclectablog, Michigan’s most popular source for state and national progressive news and opinion. His writing about education in Michigan has won national attention. Savage is also the Chair of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party and has years of experience in community organizing both political and otherwise. He is married to nationally-recognized photographer Anne Savage.