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ICB: Time To Embrace Social Media

Idaho Conservative Blogger ended his comment re: the Idaho Family Forum with this comment: “If we want the younger generation to join us we must embrace the way they communicate and we must stop with these same old, sleepy fundraisers done the same we have always done them and expect to succeed.  What’s wrong with reaching out via social media and spicing up our fundraisers and gatherings?  Nothing.  There is a lot wrong with ignoring the inevitable, times have changed.  The generation behind us communicates in ways we never thought of when we were younger.  Embrace it, embrace the younger generation and do what is necessary to speak to them on their turf. They will listen if we try. ICB is proof.  I get email all the time from high school and college students.” More here.

Question: Which major political party does a better job communicating through the social media?

Think Tank News Sites Take Root

Wayne Hoffman, center, the executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, talks with acquaintances in the Idaho Capitol in Boise, Idaho. A growing number of conservative groups are bankrolling startup news organizations around the country, aggressively covering government and politics at a time when newspapers are cutting back their statehouse bureaus. (AP File Photo, March 29 /John Miller, File)

A growing number of conservative groups are bankrolling startup news organizations around the country, aggressively covering government and politics at a time when newspapers are cutting back their statehouse bureaus. The phenomenon troubles some longtime journalists and media watchdogs, who worry about political biases and hidden agendas. The news outlets have sprouted in larger numbers in recent months to fill a void created by the downsizing of traditional statehouse coverage and to win over readers, including those from the tea party movement who don’t trust the local paper or the TV/John Miller, Associated Press. More here.

Question: Now that you’ve followed Idaho Reporter for an entire legislative session, have you changed your views re: the information the Idaho Freedom Forum-sponsored service provided?

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