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Who ate my lunch?

Peter Rippon | 16:28 UK time, Thursday, 21 September 2006

I saw a fascinating vision of the future (or do I mean the present?) on the seafront in Brighton this week.

The PM programme logoIt happened on the day Charles Kennedy addressed the Liberal Democrat party conference. Our reporter, Sean Curran, went to capture the atmosphere as Mr K walked the hundred yards from his hotel to the conference centre. He found it harder than normal because the media scrum was huge - and despite having a fine set of elbows Sean struggled to get near the man himself.

Watching the TV pictures of our man getting bumped and buffeted I realised why. The usual TV crews, snappers, scribblers and radio hacks are having to contend with a new tribe. In the scrum there was Michael White from the Guardian trying to record a few words with Charlie for his podcast.

Charles Kennedy surrounded in BrightonLater in the hall there was Matthew Parris from the Times recording his own thoughts for his Times podcast, and bizarrely at one point the Tory blogger Iain Dale appeared to be being followed by a TV crew.

I think it was Greg Dyke who commented that when it comes to the new media world we are all eating each others' lunch. Given I am now writing this blog I guess he means me too. Bon appetit.


  • 1.
  • At 12:20 AM on 22 Sep 2006,
  • J Westerman wrote:

I hope that I am not being too impolite in saying that the viewer/listener has been of the opinion, for a long time, that too many people are involved with the news; original and regurgitated.

I could not help myself without laughing when i came to last para. In nepal only Umesh is a full timer blogger. Me too not full time blogger, I work 12 hour for my office and if i got time i do blog. In this way i am also having other's launch.
Actually those people who are free should do blog. In nepal journalists do blog and blog is not first important thing for blogger. Those who are depends on blog for news can't get news on time.
Now a days people are doing three/four job to have better life. Some people do as hobby, this is another case. So, now a days everyone is haveing each other's lunch. Don't you think?

  • 3.
  • At 10:50 AM on 08 Nov 2006,
  • John H. wrote:

Shall we break this one, too?

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