ABC Radio National Background Briefing

This might be an interesting one for you ABC Radio Background Briefing fans out there. Or even podcast listeners, as it has magically turned into a podcast :

Politics and the Internet

No one really knows if the Internet will be a force for a new kind of democracy, or just another (albeit miraculous) technology. Shifting sands in demography, voter behaviour, and the world wide web, are all challenges for political campaigners. Pitfalls and successes abound. Reporter Sharona Coutts.

Presenter Sharona Coutts
Producer Sharona Coutts Sunday 9am
repeated Tuesdays 7pm


Some of the stuff mentioned: Dr Jeff Jarvis Buzzmachine, Labour UK party channel YouTube, Hitwise, MySpace Impact channel, CapitolSteps (bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran), Penny Sharp, Labour, viral video. Malcolm Turnbull’s Dogblog. Onlineopinion.com, Getup.Org.Au,

In an odd moment of synchronicity Sharona also speaks to Professor Steven Coleman of the University of Leeds – and the University of Leeds students were studying my blog last year as part of their media and communication degree.

Australian Politicians blogs – 150 Federal MPS of 75 Senators, Family First Video Steve Fielding blog, Bobcasts (Bob Brown)
Liberal’s Chris Pine, Malcolm
Labour’s Kate Lundy
Andrew Bartlett (Democrat)

Ages ago I was asked by Radio National for some input into a program. Sharona and I were able to get together late one evening and discuss the blogosphere and politics. Nothing she could use unfortunately, but it was still an interesting chat. šŸ™‚

EDIT: I’ve been meaning to sit down and link everything discussed in the briefing but I simply have run out of time. So take it as is.. or add the link in comments. C’mon ya lazy lot! :p

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbesā„¢ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazineā„¢) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAgeā„¢). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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