As reported elsewhere on Journalism.co.uk, last night we supported City University London’s ‘Will 2010 be the first new media election?’ event, hosted by the Media Society and also supported by the Media Trust.
- Listen to Evan Davis talking to Journalism.co.uk at this link: the BBC Radio 4 Today journalist posed, rather than answered the ‘how much influence will social media hold’ question, but said both new and media forms have their merits. “What might be quite interesting is the way they interact: the way old media results get amplified through the new media and the way the old media events are interpreted through new media.” Both these events will have more resonance together than they would on their own, he said.
- Listen to Google’s director of communications and public affairs (Europe, Middle East and Africa) DJ Collins talking to Journalism.co.uk at this link: “The great thing about the internet is that it’s not national, it’s not local, it’s everywhere. Ordinary people can interact in way they couldn’t before, with traditional media.” Collins agreed with the BBC’s Nick Robinson that “strong” viewpoints were aired online, but said “you’ve got to trust people to make their own minds up” about the quality of blogs and comments.
Finally, here’s Rupa Huq, blogger, socialist, Labour supporter talking to City University student Heather Christie (@heatherchristie) about getting carried with the “brave new world of new media”:
Catch up with the other Journalism.co.uk coverage here: