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May 3, 2009

BagNewsSalon: Obama’s First 100 Days

This edition of the BAGnewsSalon examined nine Obama Administration images leading up to the 100-day mark. We hoped to consider various factors, including how the White House frames issues via pictures; what the images say about the character and capacities of Obama and his team; and whether the images evidence a new tone and attitude in the country now.

The BAGnewsSALON is an on-line, real-time examination of news and political images between invited guests andBNNreaders and visitors.


  • Panelists
  • Michael Shaw Host, Publisher, BagNewsNotes.
  • Cara Finnegan Moderator, Professor of Communication – U. of Illinois. Co-editor: Visual Rhetoric: a reader in communication and American culture
  • Nathan Stormer Professor of Communications and Journalism/U. of Maine; Salon producer.
  • Loret Steinberg Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T.
  • Michael Steinberg historian
  • Brian Ulrich photographer
  • Daryl Lang PDN
  • David Schonauer American Photo

Produced for BagNews by Neil Harris

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