WHAT: "Weblogs: Challenging Mass Media and Society," a panel discussion sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Weblogs are a new form of online publishing and a popular way to receive news and information on particular topics. There is debate over whether they are helping to rejuvenate public discussion and if they are an alternative to mass media.
The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17.
WHERE: The library of the Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley.
WHO: Panelists will include:
* Rebecca Blood, author of "The Weblog Handbook" and creator of Rebecca's Pocket, one of the first-wave Weblogs.
* Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News technology columnist and author of Dan Gillmor's e-Journal Weblog.
* Meg Hourihan, co-author of "We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs," co-founder of Blogger.com, and creator of megnut.com, one of the earliest Weblogs.
* J.D. Lasica, Online Journalism Review senior editor and author of the New Media Musings Weblog.
* Scott Rosenberg, Salon managing editor and creator of Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comments Weblog.