Just thought I'd copy you in to this interesting event at Canterbury Christ Church University, since many readers of Thanet blogs have an interest in local politics, as you might be aware I have some passionate views on local news media, particularly where politics is concerned.
Surprisingly I've been asked to speak, I'd tell you more but I'm hastily cobbling together a few words to say, I think I may have to delve deep into the Bignews archives, other bods invited see details below:
'Crisis in Local Democracy?' Click for details
The media and public opinion in Kent politics
Public debate with a panel of local politicians and journalists. Part of the 'Making Politics Matter' series jointly organised by the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Department of Media.
The event will explore a number of themes relating to the relationship between local democracy, local politics and local media.
At the moment the running programme is:
- 6:30-7:00pm - arrival, refreshments
- Welcome, background to debate, introductions - Agnes Gulyas (10 min)
- Graham Gibbens (10min)
- Leo Whitlock (10min)
- Maureen Tomison (10min)
- Short questions break (max 2 questions)
- Paul Stannard (10min)
- Guy Voizey (10min)
- Tony Flaig (10min)
- Mike Eddy (10 min)
- short break for drinks/coffee