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Page Turners Series: Garrett Graff, The First Campaign

Tue February 5, 2008 at LBJ School Student Lounge

Garrett Graff, Editor-at-Large of the Washingtonian Magazine and author of The First Campaign spoke about the intersection of politics and technology and how the internet has revolutionized our democratic process.. He also discussed his experience as a Washington D.C. consultant and blogger and his time as deputy national press secretary for Vermont Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential Campaign. Graff's visit coincided with Super Tuesday in both the Democratic and Republican party races for the Presidency and he addressed how the historic day could influence each party's nomination.

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Garrett M. Graff is editor-at-large at Washingtonian Magazine, where he edits the front-of-the-book Capital Comment section, and covers media and politics. He was also the founding editor of’s Fishbowl D.C., a blog that covers the media and journalism in Washington.

As the first blogger admitted to cover a White House press briefing, he is a frequent speaker on blogging and the intersection of politics and technology. He was formerly the vice president of communications at EchoDitto, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based internet consulting firm.

A Vermont native, he served as deputy national press secretary on Howard Dean's presidential campaign and, beginning in 1997, was then-Governor Dean's first webmaster. In college, he was a news writer and executive editor at the Harvard Crimson, Harvard University's daily newspaper, and interned at the ABC News Political Unit and at the Atlantic Monthly.

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