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Social Media Tour

February 22, 2010

Date: 03/22/2010 Location: Washington D.C. Description: A journalist participating in the Foreign Press Center's Social Media Tour scores an inpromptu one-on-one interview with Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of the Secretary of State. - State Dept Image

February 22-26, 2010; Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA
Contact: Matthew Buffington, Media Relations Officer, Washington Foreign Press Center
Telephone: 202-504-6318; email:

Thirty journalists from “open media countries,” representing every regional bureau participated in the first installment of the Foreign Press Center's Social Media Tour. The group met with several State Department officials, Macon Phillips from the White House New Media Office, Congressman Chaffetz (R-UT) and Congressman Polis (D-CO).  In San Francisco, they also met with representatives from Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to discuss new media technology.