Radio host Kojo Nnamdi joins Director of New Media at the White House Macon Phillips in a conversation about how the White House is using new media.
How is working inside the government different from common assumptions? What regulations might need to change to make it easier for government to use social media effectively?
Kojo Nnamdi is host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, a live talk show produced by WAMU 88.5 that airs weekdays at noon.
On Fridays at noon, Nnamdi hosts The Politics Hour on WAMU 88.5. Nnamdi is also seen on WHUT-TV at 8:00 p.m., Fridays and at 7:30 p.m., Sundays, as the host of Evening Exchange with Kojo.
As the Director of New Media at the White House, Phillips develops and manages the Obama Administration's online program, including WhiteHouse.gov.
Phillips ran the new media program for the Presidential Transition Team (Change.gov) and served as the Deputy Director of the Obama campaign's new media department (BarackObama.com).
Prior to the campaign, Phillips led Blue State Digital's strategy practice, working with clients like the Democratic National Committee and Senator Ted Kennedy. An Americorps*VISTA alum, the Huntsville, Alabama native is a graduate of Duke University.