I’ll be taking part in the Radio Academy debate on Spin Doctors in the Gibson Building in Rathbone Place next Wednesday at 6.30 p.m., joined by Katie Hopkins, who founded her own consultancy after saying ‘No’ to Alan Sugar in The Apprentice, and the politicial blogger Guido Fawkes. The chair for the event is Jeremy Vine.
We will be discussing, with an emphasis on how it concerns radio, whether spin doctoring is a dark art or an important part of the communication process, what positive and negative impacts spin has had on the political process, the calls for American-style televised debates between party leaders, the impact of cutbacks in radio’s ability to report on politics, whether PR can rescue politics and whether it should try and the impact of Twitter on politics and reporting, amongst many other things.
The debate is pretty much sold out; for those of you who would like to know more, there will be a podcast available afterwards on the Radio Academy website. I’ll let you know when it goes up.
For more information, click here to see the Radio Academy website.