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The fifth estate

19 Sep 2012
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Social media, like Twitter and the blogosphere, is influencing Australian politics and political journalism

Social media, like Twitter and the blogosphere, is influencing Australian politics. Witness the controversy which recently engulfed the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who was called upon to clarify her role in setting up a union fund, later misused, when she was a solicitor back in the early 90’s. 

The story grew like topsy in the blogosphere. Blogger Greg Jericho, of Grog’s Gamut, talks to Paul Barclay about the rise of the so called Fifth Estate and how it’s changing politics and the political journalism.

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