Thursday 23 April 2009

Feeling like a right Charlie

Tomorrow morning, at 9am I'll be a guest on ABC Far North's morning show.

Former Liberal Party candidate for the seat of Leichhardt, Charlie McKillop, is masquerading as regular morning presenter, Fiona Sewell.

On Friday morning we'll explore the role of new media - that's independents like Bloggers - in the context of the advent of online publishing.

I'll talk about the rise of CairnsBlog and the opportunities and challenges it presents. Charlie is interested how Bloggers are being treated alongside other conventional media outlets by local authorities. Boy, are there some stories to tell!

Courier-Mail executive editor Neil Melloy, will join the discussion to represent the viewpoint of the ‘traditional newspaper’, in the absence of Cairns Post's Andrew Webster, who felt it was "too early in his role to debate such a subject."

In my cash for comments deal, I told the ABC that my price is a photo with a right Charlie. I'll be on the left of her. There's a joke in there somewhere.

ABC's talkback line is 1300 801 222. Tune into ABC Far North on 106.7 FM, or 95.5. They're also on 801 AM, why, I don't know.

1 comment:

Noj Nedlaw said...

In line with all this talk about new media, and linking into to the Eight Four Sux story below this blog post, perhaps Mayor Val should consider vblog casting (perhaps hosted by this esteemed Blog).

Real questions and real answers with her constituents; real people, real time, real cheap!

Then even John, Kuranda would be able to partake.