Blog Panel Coming Up

Reuters is hosting a panel at its Times Square headquarters on blogging. It's by invitation only, but a colleague forwarded me the invitation. I'm trying to see if I can get a spot. The topic is "Blogs - How Accountable Is The Media?" Issues to be discussed include:

  • With blogs central to the recent resignations of top journalists, is anyone holding the bloggers to account?
  • Do blogs have a vital role in the national debate?
  • Are they seeking the truth and exposing poor journalism?
  • Or are they being used as campaigning tools to advance particular causes or points of view?

Panelists include:

  • Paul Holmes Global Editor, General & Political News, Reuters
  • Stephen Baker Senior Writer, IT Group, BusinessWeek
  • Jay Rosen Author,, & Associate Professor NYU, Dept. of Journalism
  • Bryan Keefer Assistant Managing Editor, CJR Daily
  • Garrett Graff, 1st White House Accredited Blogger
  • Dave Winer Editor, Scripting News
  • John Fund Columnist,

I hope Reuters will let me come. This looks like it could be a fun one.

Update: I just received confirmation that I'm in. I'm really looking forward to this one.