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David Karpf

Leading new media expert to lecture Wednesday on Internet groups transforming political organizing

Posted: 09/25/2012
David Karpf, the author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy, will lecture on our changing landscape for political activism, which has been widely transformed by Internet-based political organizations, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in room 1016 of Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building, 425 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Offering fresh insights into 21st Century political organizing, including the current election cycle for President and other federal offices, Karpf is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

His work and new book, The Move On Effect, which was recently published by Oxford University Press, provides the first detailed analysis on what are known as “netroots organizations,” including Internet-based groups like MoveOn.org and DailyKos.com.
 
Critics have roundly praised the work of Karpf, who has been credited with his understanding of new media, including its impact on creating new forms of organizations.  Paul Starr of The New Republic writes : “Karpf convincingly shows that digital communication is, in fact, transforming political advocacy in unexpected ways that can be particularly valuable to liberals and the left."

For more information on the lecture and/or to attend, contact David Faris at dfaris@roosevelt.edu or call Juli Rowen at 312-341-7142.