Just got round to reading the Mostra Opinion Corner on media coverage of the European parliament elections. It rings my bell on several levels.
Firstly, it’s about the European elections, something which obviously matters a lot to me. At a quite “macro” level, I believe that these are important elections and would hope that as many people as possible understand that and take part. At a “micro” level: the make-up of this Parliament will influence the choice of the next Commission President, which obviously has a very direct effect on me on a daily basis.
Secondly, it looks at what role the media can play, which clearly is of interest to me. I’ve found since I’ve come to London that I’ve got increasingly interested in discussion about the role of the media – the blogs I find most useful on a day-to-day basis are Charlie Beckett and Roy Greenslade, rather than the more obvious EU ones like Mark Mardell and Charlemagne.
But most interesting for me is the format – doesn’t it brilliantly showcase what the web can do? Reduced text, use of audio and video and the reassuring familiarity of “turning a page” rather than scrolling down.