Title: "Funny But True: Blogging the 2012 Election"
Date: Wed, April 11 – 4:30 – 6p at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT (Vance 105)
Guests: IAFC bloggers Karol Markowicz and Jeff Yang, IAFC Reporter Anna Sale, and Comedy Central’s Indecision editorial producer Mary Phillips-Sandy
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WNPR and WNYC's It's A Free Country Present "Funny But True: Blogging the 2012 Election" at Central Connecticut State University Wed, April 11 – 4:30 – 6p at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT (Vance 105)
The race for president has taken us on a long, tiring and often amusing road. From gaffes on the campaign trail to bizarre exchanges on the debate stage, the candidates have given bloggers enough fuel for another four years. Join reporters and bloggers from Comedy Central and WNYC's It's A Free Country for a whirlwind look back at the campaign so far - and some insight into what's ahead. The fast-paced panel will present some of their choices for the funniest and most frustrating video highlights of the race and take questions from the crowd in a program recorded for WNPR. The program is hosted by John Dankosky, News Director and Host of Where We Live on WNPR, and the Robert C. Vance Endowed Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication at CCSU.
Anna Sale, Reporter for It's a Free Country Anna covers the 2012 election and regional politics for It's A Free Country, WNYC's interactive politics site. She got her start covering politics for public radio and television in West Virginia and Connecticut, and before returning to reporting, she was a managing producer for The Takeaway, WNYC's national morning news show. She's also contributed to NPR, Marketplace, Slate, Current TV, and NY1.
Mary Phillips-Sandy, Editorial Producer for Comedy Central’s Indecision Mary Phillips-Sandy started writing for Indecision in 2008 and became the site's full-time editorial producer in 2011. She has also written for the Awl, the Daily, LIFE.com, Bundle, Yankee Pot Roast, the Portland Phoenix and other places. @maryps
Jeff Yang, Pop and Politics Blogger for It's a Free Country He also writes the column Tao Jones for the Wall Street Journal Online. Follow him on Twitter at @originalspin.
Karol Markowicz, Blogger for It's a Free Country Born in the Soviet Union and raised in Brooklyn, Karol Markowicz is a public relations consultant in NYC and a veteran of Republican campaigns in four states. She blogs about politics at Alarming News and about life in the city with her husband and baby at 212 Baby.