Omar Wasow


NBC Today: Bloggers and Barack Obama

The Root: First Internet President

Check out my article on The Root addressing how Obama became our first internet President:

Barack Obama is far more than the first black president; he is the first Internet president. Certainly, integrating the White House is the more historic accomplishment, but Obama’s remarkable innovations in campaigning may have a longer-term impact. From this moment forward, ambitious candidates around the world will be trying to copy the successful, Web-based code of Obama’s breakthrough campaign for change.

NPR On The Media: Why Black Web Sites?

NPR show On The Media interviewed me about the the state of the black internet:


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton. I received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, I co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail -dot- com.

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