08-20: LGBT bloggers to talk social media

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imageBloggers like to, well, blog. We like to talk, too. And we really like it when people read what we write and listen to what we say.

With that in mind, you’ve got the chance Thursday to hear from some of metro Atlanta’s leading gay and lesbian bloggers and personalities — we’re not modest, either — during a panel discussion at Bellissima. The Midtown lounge is offering drink specials, too, so if we get caught up in ourselves, you can knock back a cocktail while we try to upstage one another.

The panel discussion is focused on the evolving relationship between social media and the news. We’re mixing up our “traditional” news sources with emerging ones such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs. How do we do all that we do? Should traditional outlets use social media as sources? How does it all play out when it comes to covering our community? The session is the work of the Georgia chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.

Who’s on the panel? Richard Eldredge, the force behind the AJC’s Peach Buzz; Michael Alvear (photo), the noted sex advice writer, blogger and creator of MikeAlvear.com; Matt Hennie, founder of Project Q Atlanta; and Dyana Bagby, news editor and blogger for Southern Voice.

Come and join us. And be nice to the journalists who might be lurking about and networking. After all, the newspaper industry is about neck-and-neck with the auto industry in being the biggest loser of this recession.

View the full event listing in the Project Q Atlanta community calendar.

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