Tonight, I’m going to be on Brian Lehrer Live — a televised interview production with the well-respected WNYC New York Public Radio host Brian Lehrer between 7:30 and 8:30 PM. The show can be watched live on Time Warner Cable (Channel 75) or seen streaming over the web at CUNY TV’s site.
The subject tonight is Facebook as political engine — and how Facebook is a very cool emerging platform for new forms of journalism as well as political activism and networking. At his blog, Brian Lehrer asks who will be the first “TechPresident”?
This graphic will be posted on the show tonight, but you can take a sneak peak. It shows relative levels of Facebook members’ affinity for the candidates distributed in the following proportions:
Note the Dems 2:1 plus advantage over Republicans in this new media
Recently, I wrote this piece on how Facebook was morphing into a key part of my blogging and think tank distribution network. I noted how well known journalists like Slate‘s John Dickerson were using it as a vehicle for microjournalism and how it was becoming an avenue of choice for political organizing and social cause advocacy.
I’ll also be on the show with Columbia School of Journalism New Media Professor and WNBC Tech Reporter Sree Sreenivasan and Personal Democracy Forum Founder Andrew Rasiej.
And Brian Lehrer is always great. Should be interesting to interpret the trends that divide Republicans and Democrats in new media — and the lines that divide the candidates within both parties.
And yes, I have a profile on Facebook — and so does Brian Lehrer.
— Steve Clemons