I posted a few months back about the completion of a research project for my CIPR Diploma which investigated the ability of political bloggers in the UK to affect the MSM agenda of broadsheet newspapers.
I promised that once I had the final result I’d post up a version to share. Well, I’m pleased to say that the research project was awarded a distinction and so for your enlightenment here’s a pdf version of New media democracy or pain in the RSS? An examination of political bloggers and media agenda setting
in the UK. [Download simoncollisterdiplomaresearchproject2008.pdf (383.8K)]
I’ll also be presenting an updated version of the paper at Politics & Web 2.0: an international conference in April if anyone’s interested.