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Leading Scholars to Discuss the Impact of Blogging on the U.S., Korea and Japan

Leading Scholars to Discuss the Impact of Blogging on the U.S., Korea and Japan

NEW YORK, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading scholars and technologists will discuss the impact of blogging on the U.S., Korea and Japan at The Korea Society on Thursday, April 10, 2008, in New York City. The panel will include David Weinberger, Wendy H.K. Chun, Devin T. Stewart, Stuart Thorson, Tobias Harris, and Samuel Jamier.

The U.S., Korea and Japan are home to thriving online communities that affect politics, shape public opinion, and forge new forms of social bonding. In Korea, the net has empowered citizen journalism and created a new national pastime of "massively multiplayer online games." According to the Washington Post, more blogs are written in Japanese than in English, despite the fact that English speakers outnumber Japanese speakers by five to one.

In addition to exploring the challenges and lessons learned by people blogging about U.S., Korean and Japanese society and politics, the panel will discuss how political and online cultures affect participatory democracy in those countries, and whether these experiences will be a bellwether for the global community.

This program takes place in conjunction with the ongoing, two-year, Ethical Blogger project conducted by Brown University's Watson Institute, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Demos, NYU's Center for Global Affairs, Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and The Korea Society.

Where: The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor, New York City (Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street) When: Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:00 PM-6:30 PM -- Registration and Reception 6:30 PM-8:00 PM -- Presentation and Q&A $10 for members (The Korea Society, Japan Society or Carnegie Council), $15 for non-members

To attend, please call Patrick Clair at (212) 759-7525 x328 or purchase tickets online at http://www.koreasociety.org/

The Korea Society

CONTACT: Patrick Clair of The Korea Society, +1-212-759-7525 x328

Web Site: http://www.koreasociety.org/

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