Social media gives politicians more access to reporters but is the public losing out on the conversation? Do politicians have more or less control of their message? Does it help reporters strengthen their political sources?
The Canadian Journalism Foundation and Carleton University will present two back-to-panel discussions in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 27 to explore the topic of how social media is changing politics and political reporting. Panelists include a number of members of parliament and political reporters.
On the Hill, Online and In the Loop
How Social Media is Changing Politics and Reporting
6:30 p.m: Politicians and their use of social media
Panelists include MP Megan Leslie, MP Tony Clement and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. Moderated by Chris Waddell, director of the School of Journalism and Communication.
8:00 p.m: Political reporters and their use of social media
Panelists include Hill reporters Kady O’Malley (Cbc.ca), Joanna Smith (Toronto Star), Nick Taylor-Vaisey (Macleans) Glen McGregor (Ottawa Citizen) and City Hall reporter David Reevely (Ottawa Citizen). Moderated byAndrew Potter, managing editor of the Ottawa Citizen.