Obama Names Internet Outreach Transition Team
American President-Elect Barack Obama’s internet outreach during his campaign was second-to-none. He used the internet for communications, information dissemination and fundraising with great success and seemingly great appreciation for the medium’s rapid response qualities.
Now, as he builds his transition team, President-Elect Obama has appointed two experienced Web operatives: Macon Phillips, an Internet campaign official, and Jesse Lee, the Democratic Congresssional Campaign Committee’s (and Rahm Emanuel’s) internet operation guru during the 2006 midterm elections.
Macon Phillips was instrumental in running the election campaign's new media department, especially using social networking for communications and outreach.
Jesse Lee was the first to write the blog for the Speaker of the House and was in charge of Democratic National Committee rapid response during the recently concluded election cycle.
All of Obama’s internet related appointments are, of course, interesting and important to GroundReport, since the site would like to continue to grow in access to and communication with the new Administration.
Other Internet related appointments announced today are Deputy Directors of New Media Dan Siroker and Andrew Bleeker, Online Communications: Cammie Croft, and Content Lead: Kate Albright-Hanna.
It has already been reported that President-Elect Obama intends to use his vast resources in communications from social networking sites and email addresses to support his policies when he takes office. Let us hope that he also desires to communicate with Citizen Journalists such as those with GroundReport.
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