Tag Archives: carolyn quinn

A personal guide to the 13 most essential political podcasts

podcastsCommuting is a major part of my daily life, so I find podcasts are an essential way to make use of time I’d otherwise spend staring vacantly out the window or idly refreshing and re-refreshing Twitter. Here, in order of where they appear in my iTunes directory, are the podcasts I listen to most frequently…

The Economist’s podcasts – a good mix of audio recordings of selected articles from the print edition together with brief discussions involving the Economist’s expert correspondents. Slightly irritatingly the sound can vary between recordings, so you …

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and | 8 Comments

The political year reviewed by Stephen Tall, Tim Montgomerie and Hopi Sen

LibDemVoice co-editor Stephen Tall guested alongside ConservativeHome‘s Tim Montgomerie and Labour blogger Hopi Sen on BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour last night, reviewing the political year with presenter Carolyn Quinn through the rear-view mirror. Issues dissected in the 20-minute discussion included Andrew ‘Gate-gate’ Mitchell, Coalition differentiation, Nick Clegg’s future, welfare reforms and secret courts. You can listen here:

Posted in News | Also tagged , , and | Leave a comment

So you want to be a political journalist?

A sister title to Shane Greer’s So you want to be a politician?, Sheila Gunn’s So you want to be a political journalist? is a collection of thrity-two lively short chapters giving an insight into the life of a political journalist.

With an impressive cast of contributors, including Peter Riddell, Carolyn Quinn and Michael White, the book has plenty of insider information, presented usually in the style of lively anecdotal chats. This is not a tedious career advice book nor a studious academic tone but rather something that gives a flavour of what it is like to be a political journalist and how to get there.

MP Adam Holloway’s contribution is the one that turns sour on political journalism, explaining how he became so disillusioned with coverage of himself that he not only ceased writing a column for the local newspaper but also stopped sending out local news releases.

Posted in Books | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , and | Leave a comment
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRoland 25th May - 5:39pm
    Re: the Shipping forecast I think one of the problems we now have with the BBC, is that we don't actually know what public service...
  • User AvatarHugh p 25th May - 5:35pm
    Just for the record, although very few Conservative Free Traders jumped ship to join the Liberal Party - Churchill is certainly the only one that...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th May - 5:30pm
    Your reply to Richard strikes me as a bit glib, Tobie. Change happens, yes. We cannot always predict how, and human attempts to manage the...
  • User AvatarNeal Palmquist 25th May - 5:22pm
    Any kids who are reading this should pay attention and consider the good life they will have after getting a law degree needed for the...
  • User AvatarSimon Hebditch 25th May - 4:54pm
    Neal's article has at least generated a reasonable debate about h0w we create a viable progressive alliance. If we are committed to reducing tribalism, and...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th May - 4:48pm
    My personal fear is that the Tory split (if it comes) will turn out to be more like the Chamberlain-inspired Unionist Free Trade / Imperial...