Local blogs provide a medium to delve into zoning issues, expose local corruption, challenge traditional informational gatekeepers, broaden the knowledge of local political processes and reshape local discussions on governance. While many eyes often focus on national politics, what goes on locally often has a huge impact on all of our quality of life. Take zoning for example: it determines where roads, buildings and mass transit are built and affects the length of time it takes to get to a business, school or home. Hear from bloggers who cover city and county government and discuss the challenges in covering local politics.
It starts at 1:30 ET.
Do you have any points about how the local blogosphere has functioned to improve access to information in New Orleans you think I should make?
Throw up a comment here or hit me up @eliackerman on the twitterz.