Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bloggers at press conferences

The Liberal Democrats have invited the six people on the shortlist for the Lib Dem blog award to attend the press conferences at Brighton. They are to be congratulated on this as a first step towards involving bloggers more in the conference, though it happens that I already have a press pass from Liberal Democrat News, darling.

Getting the relationship right will be difficult. Will the bloggers feel under pressure to write helpful things about the party? Will the party get bitter and twisted if they write unhelpful things? But at least the authorities are making moves in the right direction.

Besides, conventional print journalists are always writing the most horrible things about us, and we ask them back year after year.

I have done my bit towards taking up this offer: I have just bought a notebook and biro.

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