“The general election is fast approaching and the Sun’s decision to publish its support for the Tories has brought the subject of political reporting to the forefront of debate once again,” is how City University introduces tonight’s political journalism debate.
The panel debating the general election race will include: Sam Coates (chief political correspondent, the Times), Pippa Crerar (political correspondent, Evening Standard) and Steve Richards (chief political commentator, the Independent). They’ll be answering:
“Does it matter nowadays if the Sun switches party? Will TV debates make any difference to the result? What effect will the scandal of MPs expenses have? Has blogging changed politics? And what do Gordon Brown’s aides mean when they talk about ‘the news sandwich’?”
We’re hoping there will be some tweets live from the event. We’re told the hashtag is #citywot, so look out for them here…