by Hummy Song
This post was written by Hummy Song and John Baronian.
Change is happening in the world of media and policy—and fast. The promise of interactive new media is now real through Web 2.0 applications that provide a platform on which all individuals may participate and communicate freely. The new administration has already taken steps to incorporate this into their style of governing. According to Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House, the President and his administration will not only send email updates regarding major announcements and decisions, but also “publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days [to] allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it.” This is just one example of the movement toward greater transparency and interactivity in new media.