Online event: Reuters social media Q&A with Nick Clegg (13/7/09)

An email drops into the Voice’s inbox asking us to alert readers to the following event:

Just wanted to give you a heads up that on Monday, Nick Clegg, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, will be joining the Reuters UK team to take questions live for one of the first purely social media events of its kind. No topic is off limits. Should you wish to post a question, read the comments thus far and get a firsthand account of Nick Clegg’s take on the importance of social media in politics, please click here.

The event will take place from 12.15 – 2pm BST on Monday July 13th. Should you wish to participate, you can find the live video stream on the link above.

Event co-host Journalism.co.uk explains a little more about the event:

Clegg will respond to questions solicited via a range of social media sites in a livestreamed event – something that the politician himself has described as changing ‘the way we do politics’.

The event is the latest in a series of sessions subjecting high-profile figures in the world of politics and business to social media scrutiny – but previous participants, including Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Bob Zoellick, used the q&a session as a follow-up to a speech. Clegg will just be responding to questions from the public and online audience. …

How to get involved:
According to Reuters, nothing is off limits. If you want to put a question to Clegg before or during the event, you can:

Leave a comment on this post or on the Reuters Great Debate post about the event
Using Twitter – tag your questions with #askclegg
By tagging a video question on the site 12 Seconds with ‘nickclegg’
Clegg has posed some questions of his own on 12 Seconds; or perhaps you’d like to challenge his statements on the war in Afghanistan?

How to follow the event:
There will be a live video stream of the event on the Journalism.co.uk Editors’ blog and on the Reuter’s hosting page. You can also follow some of the event on the Reuters New Editors Twitter channel.

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