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Kevin Glass (Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity) and Ben Domenech (The TransomThe Federalist, The Heartland Institute)

On Rational Actors, Kevin and Ben discuss Ezra Klein‘s move to Vox Media and the challenge of striking out as an independent journalist online. They consider how social media has displaced SEO and encouraged journalists to hone their personal brands. Where does Vox see this new project going? What lessons can new media outlets draw from the success of BuzzFeed? Turning to the State of the Union, Ben proclaims Obama a diminished figure, while Kevin defends the president. Finally, they debate the significance of Obamacare in terms of Obama’s legacy.

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Recorded:Jan 29    Posted:Jan 30, 2014
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Rational Actors | Jan 30, 2014 | Kevin Glass & Ben Domenech

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