The New School’s Center For New York Affairs – The Inside Story Of Election 2012 – New York – November 14

Panelist: Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief 8:30 - 10:30am 55 W 13th Street

Peter Hamby, political reporter, CNN
Ben Smith, editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed
Molly Ball, staff writer, The Atlantic
Sayu Bhojwani, founding executive director, The New American Leaders Project
David Catanese, reporter, Politico
Tickets are free. Reserve them here!

Panel Description:
The Inside Story of Election 2012:
Fast Politics and Faster Media Meet a Rapidly Changing Electorate
Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs

The 2012 election lacked the high drama of 2008, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama made history, Sarah Palin went meteoric, and the economy was in freefall. In contrast, the 2012 campaigns may be remembered as a succession of mini-gaffes and hourly skirmishes fueled by over-caffeinated operatives and reporters on Twitter. Was it all just “sound and fury… signifying nothing?” Or did the trivia obscure real changes in politics—and the way politics are covered? For instance, how have regional demographic shifts changed the electoral map for the President and Congress? How has technology transformed campaign coverage for better and worse? And how has all of this affected Washington’s ability to grapple with issues that matter?

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

          
    Hot Buzz

    What’s The Kindest Thing A Stranger Has Ever Done For You?

    collection

    What’s Your Favorite Beyoncé Lyric Of All Time?

    collection
    Now Buzzing