Midday profiles GOP's leading presidential contenders: Rick Perry NPR's Wade Goodwyn profiles Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who entered the presidential campaign Saturday and has rocketed to the top of some national polls. Ask your question about Perry's background, experience and views on the major issues on today's Midday.11:00 a.m.
Wade Goodwyn: NPR's national correspondent, based in Dallas, Texas. NPR reporter since 1991. Graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in history.
Is social media good for journalism? Midday presents a special panel from the Aspen Ideas Festival looking at the impact of social media on journalism. Panelists include Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Wired Magazine's Thomas Goetz, former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Washington Post editor Jay Chandrasekaran, and Orville Schell, the former dean of the University of California Berkeley's journalism school.12:00 p.m.