The Election Beat podcast: Politicians editing Wikipedia, newspaper bias claims and Milifandom

In this week's Election Beat podcast we get the inside track on politicians' uneasy relationship with Wikipedia, ask if press agendas are spilling into bias and consider whether personal attacks on Nicola Sturgeon and Ed Miliband are really working with 'Milifandom' on the rise.

We also debate whether the parties should be putting greater energy into YouTube than traditional ads and imagine what a future of online voting would mean for democracy.

You can stream the episode by clicking the play button above or download the MP3 to listen on the move by clicking the down arrow in the top right corner.

Joining Cameron Clarke in the podcast at Jungle Studios this week are:

  • Nick Jones, head of digital at Visa Europe and previously head of digital for the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office
  • Michael Moszynski, CEO of London Advertising. Moszynski ran the Conservatives' 2005 election campaign.
  • Chris Boffey, former Mirror, Observer and Sunday Telegraph news editor and onetime special adviser to the Labour government.
  • Cat Turner, CEO of Cult LDN. Turner co-founded PoliticsHome and managed online comms for the Lib Dems in the 2010 election.
  • And Ryan Wain, director of business development at TBWA\London and former House of Commons adviser.

The Election Beat will be running weekly throughout this general election campaign with new episodes available at thedrum.com/electionbeat, and The Drum's Soundcloud page, every Thursday.

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