For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Maggie Duncan (202) 263-1332
mduncan@lwv.org

League of Women Voters

League Examines Media's Influence on American Politics, Voters

Event Features Presentations by Celinda Lake and Lee Rainie

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, October 23, the League of Women Voters will
sponsor a pre-election conversation, "Examining the Influence of
the Media (Traditional and New) on America's Political Dialogue and Debate."   Speaking
at the event will be two highly respected individuals who will discuss
the impact and role of the media on our nation's political
dialogue and American voters.

WHO:           

Moderator:      Mary G. Wilson, President, League of Women Voters of the
United
States

Panelists:        

Celinda Lake,
Lake
Research Partners

                    

Lee Rainie, Founding Director, PEW Internet &
American Life Project

 

WHAT:          Panel presentations and audience Q&A on the media's
influence within America's political dialogue and debate.

WHERE:        
 13th Floor,

National Press
Club

                       

529
14th
Street, NW   

                       

Washington, DC
20045

 

WHEN:         
4:00-6:00 PM

                   

Thursday,
October 23,
2008

                   

Program begins at 4:00 PM in the First Amendment Lounge

                   

Reception to follow at 5:00
PM in Murrow & White Reception
Rooms

 

WHY:            

An insightful and interesting hour-long conversation
addressing these questions and more:   How does the media influence

voters' understanding of the American political
system?  Have there been changes over
time?  Are there differences between the
impact of traditional and new media within our
society?   How do voters feel about the
role of the media?

 

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